Like Windows, Linux also lets you install softwares on it. They’re commonly known as packages, instead of softwares. There are tools, specifically created on installing and updating packages on a Linux system. They are called Package Managers but are more often referred to as “install managers”. Ubuntu systems come with Synaptic Package Manager. Red Hat has RPM or Red Hat Package Manager.
Synaptic Package Manager is one of the most commonly used graphical front end package manager for Linux (debian-based distributions). It doesn’t only let you install packages, but also provides update/upgrade options. To install packages using Synaptic Package Manager, follow the simple steps below:
1. Open Synaptic Package Manager by going to System.
2. Go to Administration.
3. And you should see Synaptic Package Manager listed there.
4. To make changes and manage package installation, you’ll need administrative privileges.
5. Enter the root password.
6. Once open, Synaptic Package Manager will show you a list of packages to choose from. They’re often categorized, so you won’t have problems sorting out the packages.
7. Mark the package you want to install and press CTRL + I to install the packages.
This installation process is done through the GUI (Graphical User Interface). You shouldn’t have a hard time.