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-best is to get help from u;re local ubuntu forum ...

-U can install with the Synaptic (System - administration - synaptic)
- or from the Aplication - Install/uninstall (the one on the bottom)
-with comands in a terminal : sudo apt-get install "program name"
- or by downloading .deb packages (the equivalent ofr an .exe in windows) and double clicking on it

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I downloaded a Linux program from the Internet to my download directory. How can I install it?


It depends on situation.
What is your operating system?

Windows:
No easy way exists to run Linux program in windows. Use VirtualBox or VMware virtual environment, download Linux OS, install virtual Linux machine and then install your downloaded program in Linux.
VirtualBox free download (virtual environment):
Welcome to VirtualBox org

Ubuntu Linux OS free download (virtual machine):
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Your final installation set look:

Your downloaded program
Linux operating system - installed as virtual machine
Virtual environment
Windows OS
These components are installed on computer

Linux:
There exists more program packages types :
RPM package installation (Centos, RedHat, OpenSuse...)
rpm -ivh program_name.rpm

Debian package installation (Ubuntu, Debian...)
sudo dpkg -i program_name.deb
or
sudo apt get install program_name

General compressed file / installator
File extesion examples:
package_name.tgz
package_name.tar.gz:

Unpacking
tar -xvzf program_name.tgz

Installation of executable file :
./install.sh
(or another file from the package)

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How to Make Ubuntu Play MP3 Files


Because of licensing issues, Ubuntu is unable to play MP3s out of the box. We’ll show you how to play MP3s and other restricted file formats in about four mouse clicks.
The philosophy behind Ubuntu is that software should be free and accessible to all. Whether MP3 and other file formats are free is unclear in many countries, so Ubuntu does not include software to read these file formats by default.
musicplayer_001.png Fortunately, it does include a package that installs the most commonly used file formats all at once, including a Flash plugin for Firefox.
Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu 10.04. There are small differences for earlier versions of Ubuntu.
Play MP3 Files
Open the Ubuntu Software Center, found in the Applications menu.
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Click on View and ensure that All Software is selected.
ubuntusoftwarecenter_001.png Type “restricted extras” into the search box at the top-right. Find the Ubuntu restricted extras package and click Install.
ubuntusoftwarecenter_002.png Enter your password when prompted.
authenticate_003.png Once the install is complete, close out of Ubuntu Software Center, and you’ll be able to play MP3 files! To confirm this, we’ll open up Rhythmbox, found in the Sound & Video section of the Applications menu.
sshot116.png Our test MP3 plays with no problems!
Note: If Rhythmbox tells you that MP3 plugins are not installed, close Rhythmbox and reopen it. You should not have to install anything extra through Rhythmbox.
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Despite this extra step, playing the most common audio and video file formats – including Flash videos on the internet – is simple. All the software comes installed, you just have to teach them how to read your files.

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Installation of sqldeveloper on ubuntu 12.4


First, make sure you have JDK 7 installed. Then,
  1. Install alien with the command sudo apt-get install alien. This is used to convert RPM packages
  2. Download the Oracle SQL Developer package if you have not done so already.
  3. Run alien on the RPM package: alien -d package.rpm.
  4. Install the package with the command sudo dpkg -i package.deb. If there is a message saying there is a dependency problem while installing it, you can fix it by running sudo apt-get -f install.

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How do you operate Verbiste software from Ubuntu Linux


you need the Linux version first.
http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.04/ubuntu-universe-i386/verbiste-gnome_0.1.33-3_i386.deb.html
this is a 386 package or (32bit) download and install with Software manager. It will tell you if anything is needed to install. Look for it in your menu Enjoy

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How do you install the software to a ubuntu operating system?


Ubuntu is based on Debian and use .deb package system. You can't install Windows software.
If you are new to the Linux World I advice you to use the "Ubuntu Software Center" available on the latest releases:

http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/features/ubuntu-software-centre

It's very simply to use, just search what you need and select it: the system with download and install it for you.

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Download yahoo messenger package from its website then double click the package and install it the same way like in windows... But make sure you downlad the .deb package file. Ubuntu is a debain based linux and has gnome desktop environment. I can probably give you an insurance that this would work

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How to install language packages in ubuntu server edition?


you can choose which packages you want while installing the server..

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Ubuntu 8.04 Sound is Very Distorted HELP!!!


You need to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list file or you need to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list file
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Make sure you have the following two lines save and exit your file
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe multiverse
Now you need to run the following command to update the source list
sudo apt-get update
Install mplayer using the following command
sudo apt-get install mplayer
if you want to open mplayer just type
gmplayer
or
You can Open from Applications—>Sound&Video—> Mplayer Movie Player
Install libdvdcss2 and w32 video codecs in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats has been bundled into the w32codecs package. This package is not available from the Ubuntu repositories due to licensing and legal restrictions.
For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Users run the following command
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
Then, add the GPG Key using the following commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get update
For i386 Users install Codecs using the following command
sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2
For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command
sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2
Using above download locations you can install most of the mutimedia codecs for ubuntu.
Mplayer Plugin for Firefox
If you want to install Mplayer with plug-in for Mozilla Firefox run the following command
sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

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