I did not select []install this third-party software when installing 13.04.

Is there a way I can get those software items? Install over existing?

(I may be missing something to get Spring STS to be able to open/launch.)


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Open a terminal on the Dash and type:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enter your password and all third-party programs that you need to be installed. With this packages you will get also some extras like Microsoft fonts.

If you need proprietary drivers, go to System Settings -> Software & Updates and choose the hive "Additional drivers".

  • Ok. I appreciate the knowledge. Hopefully it will not slow my start-up / re-booting down. But you did provide an answer to my question.
    – David
    May 3, 2013 at 20:32
  • So, actually I may need the 'Wine' program to open a .exe? Is that included in the ubuntu-restricted-extras?
    – David
    May 3, 2013 at 21:37
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    This third-party only include drivers and software a normal users require. Wine won't be in that. Nov 7, 2016 at 12:13

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