Installing Additional Apps on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04

For students and new users learning Ubuntu, doing the simple tasks is the right way to get themselves adjusted with using Ubuntu desktop. This brief post is going to show students and new users how to install additional applications on Ubuntu desktop.

Ubuntu comes with some default applications that are useful for day-to-day tasks. However, these default applications are not complete and you can certainly install additional apps that are more useful to you.

There are multiple ways to install software and packages on Ubuntu. however, the post is only focusing on using the graphical user interface (GUI) to install apps on Ubuntu.

On Ubuntu, applications are available in two formats: snap packages and Debian packages. Snap packages are referred to as snaps and Debian packages are referred as deb. If an app is available in both formats, Ubuntu Software list the snap apps first.

To install an application:

Click the Ubuntu Software icon in the Dock, or search for Software in the Activities Overview search box

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When Ubuntu Software opens, search for an application, or select a category and find an application from the list.

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Look through the list of available applications and find the one you want to install. When you find the apps, click it to go to its details page.

To install click the Install button. you will be asked to authenticate by entering your password. After you have done that, the application will be installed.

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On Linux systems there’s something known as app dependancies. some applications depend on others to function properly. if install an application that has dependancies, all its depandants will be installed.

You will be asked to confirm whether you want this to happen before the applications are installed.

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That’s it!

This is how one isntall GUI applications on Ubuntu desktop.

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