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I'd like to install the newest 64-bit version of TeXstudio on Ubuntu 12.04. Since it's not in one of the default repositories, I need to get it a different way. The TeXstudio homepage has links for Debian 6.0 and 7.0, as well as links for xUbuntu 12.04. This answer suggests downloading the xUbuntu version but doesn't compare it to any other versions or explain why.

Which one should I choose, and why? Or is this something that I should ask the developers of the program?

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xUbuntu : The 'x' stands for whatever version. So, in this case, "xUbuntu" means "Ubuntu or Xubuntu or Kubuntu or Lubuntu".

Which one should I choose ? : In my opinion, the best would be to take the xUbuntu way, because it's more likely to have the needed dependencies for Ubuntu.

Should I ask the developers ? : I don't think it's necessary, for the reasons already given.

So, to install the 2.5.2 version of TeXstudio on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 (64bits), you should do this :

sudo dpkg -i texstudio_2.5.2_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Or, graphically, download this package and install it with the Software Center.

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Oh, I thought "xUbuntu" was referring to Xubuntu! Since, as stated in the question, I want the newest version (2.7.0 at the time of this comment), I'll download it from the project homepage I linked in the question. – Cerran Mar 23 '14 at 15:04

There also is a well maintained ppa for installing the most recent version of TeXstudio (currently 2.6.6.):


This gives you the advantage to install through your default package management, and to get regular updates. Please read more on PPAs here:

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Ok, thanks. I see that István Blahota is one of the TeXstudio contributors, so the ppa can probably be trusted. Hopefully they'll soon have an update to the newest version (2.7.0) that launched 7 days ago. – Cerran Mar 23 '14 at 15:48

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