Find Ubuntu software with GetDeb

12 07 2007


Looking for an Ubuntu app that isn’t in the synaptic repositories? Maybe you found it, but you don’t want to manually install it, or worse, compile it from source. If so, GetDeb is an Ubuntu software portal like filehippo that is full of lovely, easy to install .deb files. Also, GetDeb allows less experienced users to use the latest software versions. The site explains:

The current Ubuntu official packages update policy is limited to critical bug fixes, meaning after each release there will be no regular bug fixes or improvement updates. This a good practice for stability purposes specially if you are planning to do an enterprise level support but it also means that until the next release you will not be able to get the latest and greatest software versions for your system.

This policy is also a limitation for the emerging applications which will not be available on the official repositories and consequently not getting the proper recognition, something that they can get by being easily available to the end users.

This is great way to find and install apps that you might not otherwise know about.



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23 07 2007
Learn to install software in ubuntu « Back Door Life

[…] how to install things, especially if they are not in adept package manager. You could check out GetDeb for some .exe-like .deb files, or you could learn how to install programs with cutler […]

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