Installing Applications in Puppy
Puppy Linux has two Software Centres. In this chapter, we'll cover the more user friendly one: Quickpet. However, Quickpet only contains a small subset of applications and is a little more basic compared to the Ubuntu Software Centre, but the basic principles are the same. Despite the choice being small (-typically only one application available for any given task), Quickpet does include good packages for most tasks.
Start Quickpet by clicking on the "Quickpet" desktop icon, which looks a little different, depending on the version of Puppy that you are using:
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Quickpet only contains a small subset of applications and is a little more basic compared to the Ubuntu Software Centre, but the basic principles are the same ..
Once started, Quickpet will open a multi-tabbed dialogue box:
You can click across the tabs to find applications in the named categories (-or you can go up to the "File" menu and look for anything not listed). When you find something you want, just click on it's icon and it will begin downloading from the Web. The window below shows what is displayed when we click on the icon for the Google Chromium browser:
Once the download is complete, you'll see a message similar to the following, asking you if you now want to install the downloaded package:
Click "OK" to install the package. If all went well, you'll see the following:
To check the install worked, check the path listed in the completion dialogue above. In our example, we would look under:
Menu→ Internet → Chromium Web Browser :