does ubuntu come with this software?

Zach uid000 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 20:55:14 BST 2005


A small subset is on the Ubuntu cd.  The rest are in the repositories.
 Also, unless i'm mistaken, once you do a desktop installation of
Ubuntu you don't ever need the cd again, except to do a reinstall,
because I think all the cd's packages have been installed.

On 9/19/05, admin <admin at highlinewebhosting.com> wrote:
> hello zach, yes that did help
> when i go to packages.ubuntu.com do all of those packages appear on the
> ubuntu install cd?,
> the repositories that you talk of, are they accessible by synaptic?
> many thanks for your help
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> On 20/09/2005, at 2:50 AM, Zach wrote:
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> > First of all, its kind of hard to answer the question, "What does
> > Ubuntu come with", because there is so much software available in the
> > repositories.  The complete install is only a subset of that since
> > it's only one disc (as compared to Fedora's ridiculous four).  However
> > anything available to Ubuntu is only a few keystrokes away (or mouse
> > clicks) using apt.  I find rather than asking "What software is
> > available" I ask "Is there a program that does this" and there usually
> > are multiple options available.
> >
> > As far packages that are available to debian, I believe literally
> > every debian package gets imported into one of the several ubuntu
> > repositories during the development of each release.  In addition to
> > ubuntu's main repositories there are a couple of other official
> > repositories called Universe and Multiverse.  Between all the official
> > repositories, any package available to debian should also be available
> > to Ubuntu.  Also there are a variety of 3rd party repositories as well
> > to expand the selection even more.
> >
> > Software installation using a package system like in Ubuntu is fairly
> > different from the way windows does it, and takes a little getting
> > used to.  However after trying it a couple of times, you'll find it's
> > very elegent.  Since it keeps track of everything such as where files
> > are installed to, and other packages that a package is dependent on,
> > installing an uninstalling is very clean and graceful.
> >
> > A good place to get comfortable installing packages is the unofficial
> > Ubuntu guide, ubuntuguide.org.  The guide has been offline today, but
> > hopefully it will be back online soon.  It walks you through
> > installing packages to do a variety of things beyond what is included
> > in the default install.  You'll see how easy it really is.
> >
> > The Apt tools are used at the command line, but the graphical
> > equivalent is synaptic.  I suggest you use apt-get a few times though.
> >  It's an easy confidence builder for the new user!  The guide will
> > introduce these concepts to you.
> >
> > The upcoming release of Ubuntu, version 5.10, includes a new tool
> > called "add/remove programs" (I think) that simplifies adding and
> > removing a lot of common programs.  It's actually really nice.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > On 9/19/05, admin <admin at highlinewebhosting.com> wrote:
> >> hello lee, thanks for your reply
> >> does ubuntu use executable installers like windows?
> >> i mean, to install a package, can you double-click the package and it
> >> will automatically begin to install?
> >> i'm a little intimidated at the thought of installing from the command
> >> line
> >> also, if i see debian comes with a package i want, can i install
> >> ubuntu
> >> then install individual packages off the debian install discs?
> >> i know years ago i installed mandrake on a pc and at the end it asked
> >> me if i had any more discs to search for packages
> >> does or can ubuntu do this?
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> >> John
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> >> On 20/09/2005, at 2:01 AM, Lee Braiden wrote:
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> >>> On Monday 19 September 2005 16:53, admin wrote:
> >>>> i'm very new to linux and would rather it come with the software i
> >>>> need
> >>>> than i have to install it
> >>>
> >>> Often, installing software is much easier on Ubuntu than it is on
> >>> windows or
> >>> OS X.  This applies to upwards of 18,000 programs.  Others can be
> >>> installed
> >>> with relative ease for Linux, if you ask/learn how.
> >>>
> >>>> a media player like iTunes
> >>>
> >>> It certainly comes with media players, and some basic video editing.
> >>> Audio
> >>> editing is there too.  Advanced video editing is still a little new,
> >>> but
> >>> available.
> >>>
> >>>> and of course i know ubuntu comes with open office, firefox,
> >>>> evolution,
> >>>> etc
> >>>
> >>> Yes.  Either way, Ubuntu and Linux in general, without a shadow of a
> >>> doubt,
> >>> comes with MUCH more software, for many more purposes, than either
> >>> Windows or
> >>> OS X.
> >>>
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