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How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center?

Hey I install today and completely new

I was wondering how do i install programs. I used too use windows and I'm used to going on web and it installing. but it doesn't seem to work on here Can i get some help please.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Bruno Pereira, jokerdino, Jjed, htorque Jan 29 '12 at 19:41

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have you investigated the software center? Can you add links to you question to programs you are trying to install? – fossfreedom Jan 29 '12 at 10:03
Read about the Software Center here – Takkat Jan 29 '12 at 11:47

In Ubuntu We have the Software Center For Installing New Softwares enter image description here

and by the way windows software's not work in Ubuntu Unless u install " Wine " package (To Run Windows Software's in Ubuntu { You Can Google it "How to Run Windows Software's In Ubuntu"

Note : Windows Software's Are In .exe format ( example firefox.exe ) and Ubuntu Software's Are In .deb format ( example firefox.deb )

Note : For New User's Always Try To Install Software's From Ubuntu Software Center

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Technically, .deb packages are like .zip archives containing executables. Windows use the exe extension for marking a file as executable where Ubuntu uses file permissions to control that. Under Windows, Firefox would get installed as C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe while Ubuntu uses /usr/bin/firefox (note: no extension) – Lekensteyn Jan 29 '12 at 13:08

Many programs You can install the same way like You did on Windows: just download and run installer (usually file: or similar) or just simply run an executable file usually in Your applications bin folder.

For example Scilab app:

just download

find Scilab-X.Y.Z/bin/scilab and click it twice

And You have Scilab app running :]

But in general the best way is to Use software manager. Regards

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