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Installing software in Ubuntu 13.04

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The best way for new users to install software in Ubuntu is using the Ubuntu Software Center. This is a similar process to using Apple's App Store or Google's Play Store to install applications—one central location to manager your applications.

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First, find the Ubuntu Software Center icon, which will oddly have an A on it instead of something indicative of the name Ubuntu Software Center. Click it to launch.

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Once it's launched, you can search in to the top-right corner for part of the name of the application you're looking to install. In this example, I'm trying to install ubuntu-restricted-extras.

Once you've found what you want, click Install.

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Enter your password when prompted.

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Wait for the installation packages to download and install.

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If you notice a gray question mark appear on the bottom-left corner, you may have to click it to take care of a dialogue (e.g., agreeing to some terms of use).

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When you see the green check mark on the application package's name, it's all done installing!