Managing Applications in Linux Mint
In Mint, things are very similar to Ubuntu - which is not surprising, given their common roots. You can find the "Software Manager" option under the Mint Main Menu:
A dialogue box will open up containing a list of application categories, which you can just browse through:
Alternatively - if you know the name of the application you want - just type it into the search window and press the "ENTER" key. If the application is found, the matching package(s) will be listed in the dialogue:
If you click on each module in this pane, details of that module will be displayed in the two panes underneath it: often this will include hyperlinks to the module's home page (-which will provide additional information) and reviews/ratings by other users:
If you decide you want the application, then just click on the "Install" button. You will be prompted to enter the administrator (-or root) password to verify the action:
Once the password is entered, the installation will begin - and a progress bar is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the dialogue box:
Note: if any additional modules are required by the application you have chosen, you will be prompted to install them now
Once completed, the progress bar will disappear and will show "0 ongoing actions":
Once the module is installed, the application will be available via the Mint Main Menu:
If you want to remove a previously installed application, you can do this in the Mint Software Manager by locating the application and simply clicking the "Remove" button.
Note: if the application depends on any other modules that are not used by other applications, you will be prompted to confirm their removal as well
You will see a progress bar as the selected application is removed.