Ultimate Edition 3.2 has been released recently and is ready for downloads. It is based upon Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and like always has a lot of improvements and preinstalled packages in it. All in all a perfect Ubuntu based distro, Ultimate Edition is all set to roll Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC selectable via login screen. It also has a crisp new GTK/3 theme & comprehensive software packages.
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Many of us who regularly use terminal often have used ‘dpkg‘ for program installation and removal. ‘dpkg’ is basically a debian package manager that is used to install/remove Debian packages in Ubuntu as well as in Debian.
dpkg itself is a low level tool; higher level tools, such as Advanced Pacakging Tool – APT, are used to fetch packages from remote locations or deal with complex package relations. Tools like ‘Aptitude‘ or ‘Synaptic package manager’ are more commonly used than
dpkg on its own, as they have an easier way of managing packages and have a user interface.
Aptitude GUI is a graphical version of Aptitude we talked about in our previous post. As Aptitude has already been removed from official repository of Ubuntu, one cant expect to see this GUI based Aptitude by default in Ubuntu Precise Pangolin. But there is a way to install Aptitude-GTK in Ubuntu using the PPA below.
Now, this can be installed using the ppa below.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yofel/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptitude-gtk
Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Good news is Audacity 2.0 has been released with numerous improvements in GUI and features. It has dozens of new features, developed in the 1.3 series. It replaces all previous versions, especially 1.2.6 and 1.3.14.
The latest version of the Mozilla Firefox, Firefox 11 is now available for download officially. Firefox 11 brings along a bunch of new features and a ton of bug fixes. The new features of the update include synchronization features for Google Chrome, where users can move settings and bookmarks to Firefox easily. It also has new developer tools, such as the 3D Page Inspector, which allow developers to look at parts of the pages in 3D.
Aptitude is a front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) system. It displays a list of software packages and allows the user to interactively pick packages to install or remove. It has an especially powerful search system utilizing flexible search patterns. Aptitude also emulates most apt-get command line options. Newer versions also come with a GTK+ interface.
Personal Package Archives (PPA) allow developer/users to upload Ubuntu source packages to be built and published as an apt repository by Launchpad. Well, for an Ubuntu user, installing packages from PPA is a regular thing. Its one the most elegant ways to get our software in Ubuntu, besides the Software Center ofcourse. So today we are going to talk about the simple way to install a software from its PPA given to us.