Chapter 6. Rounding Out the Bird

Downloading, Installing, and Updating Programs the Easy Way

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Ubuntu has a lot of useful apps installed right from the get-go—“out of the box,” as it were. You’ve got a web browser, an email client, a full office suite, a music player, solitaire. . . . What more could you want? Well, no matter how much is crammed into the default install, it’s always good to have options. And Ubuntu is all about options.

Software installation works differently on Ubuntu than what you’re probably used to. On Windows, you might have to root around on a website to find an .exe file to download or go to a store and buy a CD with the software ...

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