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Should I trust these packages and ppas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? Should I trust these packages and ppas on Oneiric ...
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could you possibly install a malicious program using apt-get? [duplicate]

While installing various programs, I get asked to download some packages that are required for it to work. Some of them are well known applications, where the read-me document is trustworthy whereas ...
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Can I trust repositories [duplicate]

How can I trust any Repositories like sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor or sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wagungs/Kali-linux
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Is this PPA safe and will it work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anton0/unity sudo apt-get ...
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0answers
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How to verify trust and number of users of a certain PPA? [duplicate]

On what can I base my trust towards specific PPA? Is there some method for gaining information on which I can base my trust? From top of my mind, for example, how many people downloaded the package, ...
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0answers
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What is the risk in adding unknown PPAs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? Whenever I add a new repository PPA, I get a warning ...
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1answer
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Can 3rd-party package repositories be trusted? (Are there criteria to test if they're trustworthy?) [duplicate]

(Note: no disrespect whatever to the hard work people that people who run 3rd-party repositories put in.) I came across a package repository, a ppa, that was suggested for getting php5.5 on Ubuntu ...
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0answers
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Is it safe to install applications from PPAs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? What is the risk in adding an unknown PPA? I have ...
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Are there any spyware threats due to 3rd party plugins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? I installed the plugin mentioned in the following link ...
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25answers
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How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?

I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java ...
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10answers
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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9answers
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Is FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.04?

I tried to install ffmpeg in trusty/Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following message: $sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
146
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14answers
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What are some GUI clients for Git?

I am using git for version control of various projects. Is there easy-to-use software for navigating through commits and branches of a project and for retrieving versions?
207
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5answers
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How do I change the GRUB boot order?

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on a shared machine. Because a lot of the non-developers use Windows, I'd like to change the boot order to make it easier for them. Currently the boot order ...
123
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13answers
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How do I install Java?

How do I install Java, including in my browser, so websites with Java work?

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