Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: eWEEK Labs Shows You How to Install Apps on Ubuntu Linux
For the past few years, eWEEK Labs Executive Editor Jason Brooks has been crowning Ubuntu Linux the desktop Linux champ, both in the reviews he's written and in his own choice of desktop OS at work and home. The biggest reason for Brooks' Ubuntu inclination is application availability. If there's a piece of Linux-supporting software that you want to run, there's a good chance that it's been packaged up in a ready-to-install format for Ubuntu Linux. What's more, of all the operating systems he's used or reviewed, Ubuntu offers the best set of tools for acquiring, installing, updating and removing applications. Click on for a tour of the Ubuntu software management tools that Brooks uses to run and maintain everything from Canonical-supported packages to unpackaged, compile-yourself software to those odd but unavoidable Windows-only applications.