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Installing Applications from the Software Centre

Installing Applications from the Software Centre

Once you've located an application in the Software Centre that looks interesting, select it: the entry will open up and two buttons will be displayed:

More Info

Click on the “More Info” button to learn more about the application:

Application Details Displayed

This will give you a brief synopsis of the application; if it's free or you need to purchase it and how much space it will consume once installed. Often, it also includes a link to the product's website, should you require further information.

Often, it also includes a link to the product's website, should you require further information

If you decide this is something that you want, then just click the “Install” button in the banner:

Install Button

The system will then ask you for the administrator (-aka root) password in order to allow the installer to run in privileged mode.This is the password you specified during the Linux install and it's one of the great security features built in to Linux: software cannot just install itself without you knowing about it. Type in the root password and click on “Authenticate” to continue with the installation:

Authentification Required

The screen will show the applications as “Installing..” and show a progress bar:

Install Progress

Once it completes, it will then show as “Installed” in the banner. The “Install”button will change to “Remove” - and (very helpfully) it will show you where to find the application under the menu system:

Installed Banner

If you search for the application in the Software Centre in the future, you will now see it shown with a green tick against it, showing it is installed:

Green Tick against Installed Apps

Note: that if you cannot locate an application, such as Chromium in your Software Centre, you can search the web to find it (e.g. http://www.google.com/chrome) and install it directly from the web


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