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I've recently switched to Ubuntu. I've also moved most of my development area to Ubuntu as well. The only thing that I'm missing is a compresser and minifier for my LESS and Javascript files. On Mac I've used CodeKit and Prespos on Windows, but now I need an option for Ubuntu. What would be the best alternative?

I've found out about Koala which seems pretty decent, but I have no idea how to install it. It downloads a tar.gz archive, but I don't know what to do with it, except extract it.

If you have a better similar tool to suggest, please let me know. Otherwise please give me a guide on how to install Koala on Ubuntu.

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Is there any reason why you're trying to install the tar.gz version? You can download the .deb packages here for 64 bit or for 32 bit. Then, just double click the one you need and software-center or gdebi should install it.

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I wasn't aware I could simply double click on that file and start installing it. I kept right clicking and then selecting Extract. Thanks. – Aborted Apr 13 '14 at 17:27

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