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Ubuntu Applications – How to Get ‘Em

Installing your favorite software (games, applications, and utilities) is as simple as can be in Ubuntu! Everything you need is at your fingertips, in the Software Center. In this episode of Ubuntu is Easy, I show you just how easy it is to find and install the programs that can make your switch to Linux even easier.

Too easy for you? I have another video for more intermediate users set to post by this weekend!
NOTE: The above video is ad-supported to help me pay the bills. Don’t want to feed a starving geek? Worry not, click here for my high definition ad-free video, meanie. πŸ˜‰

What is your favorite application on Ubuntu?



Amazing intro made by Synicade


  1. Andrew says:

    hey I was wondering if you could post a link to some of the backgrounds you use,

  2. NixieFan says:

    Nixie…stay hot and keep the videos coming.

  3. xtremox says:

    i preffer the console sudo apt-get install synaptic πŸ™‚

  4. UltraNEOβ˜… says:

    OK, this came a little too late, I could of done with this tutorial months ago!! xx

  5. andinoeg says:

    nice artikel, salam

  6. Lexinerus says:

    Excellent tutorial for beginners, beautiful women.

  7. stripes says:

    ..install Arch :]

  8. Chromium not Chrome….. Chrome is closed source while Chromium is not and Chromium updates trickle down slower from Upstream.

  9. Miguel Galarza says:


  10. scott64 says:

    Thank you Nixie.. You have made Linux so much easier to understand and your fine looks makes me come back for more all the time.

  11. Abdul Rasool says:

    Thank you Nixie and tell us something in explenation on youtube with simple words……..

  12. Did nit work on desktop pc with ubuntu 12.04 :c

  13. BzhDragonfury says:

    windows 7 normal + portal 2 + medium video setting = BIG LAG !!!! Ubuntu 13.04 + wine + portal2 + second screen + extreme video setting = 0 LAG πŸ˜‰ (tested no fake )

    • La VloZ says:

      Personnaly i don’t like wine cuz it sucks, it doesn’t correctly run windows apps, and if it runs correctly it propably an old app :), always search the software for Ubuntu or alternatives πŸ™‚

  14. Sean Kearney says:

    Alas Ubuntu. I’m a long time Windows power user. Recently I tried installing Ubuntu, well what a nightmare! (no I do not have Windows 8-I’m aware of the lock in problems associated with this OS).

    Attempts to install Ubuntu from USB and DVD both failed.The OS simply failed to initiate even after I changed the boot sequence in BIOS. In the end Wubi installed the OS from within Windows alongside windows as a dual boot and then the fun really began.

    Ubuntu ran very hot (I suspect this is a video card issue) but there was no insights to be gained from tech notes or the forums.

    The OS ran for a few days and I had a little play with it. Its not hard to use and it was very easy to install apps. After a few days however it simply stopped working and when I logged in I was presented with a black screen. So that was that.

    Comments posted on Ask Ubuntu went unanswered and when I dared suggest (very politely) that Ubuntu may not be ideal for mainstream users my comments were quickly edited to death.

    This is in direct contrast to EVIL MS who handle positive criticism well and take on board users feedback. If Ubuntu wants to grow and pick up market share it needs to grow a thicker skin and be prepared to listen to its users. In particular I would have thought newbies would be a great source of feedback as they represent the average user.

    So bye bye Ubuntu. I may try Linux again but if I do it wont have your name on it.

    • La VloZ says:

      Don’t use Wubi cause you will setup Ubuntu ON Windows, and it will so much unstable then unusable :), install it as stand alone OS its the best choice ever πŸ™‚ and sure you can benefit from teh dual boot πŸ˜‰

  15. La VloZ says:

    mmmm linux is easy for me and i don’t get troubleshooting when using it :), but its very hard for non-technical users :), good luck to them and i hope this tutorial can help them πŸ™‚

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