Installing software in ubuntu

Created by Bhavani Shankar on on 2008-02-21
applications software installing deb rpm exe
Last updated by:
Nick Ellery on on 2008-06-10

See the official documentation page on installing and removing applications

DEB packages - just double click and it will open gdebi installer installing all the dependencies too.. (or use terminal based dpkg).

Source code - compiling

Not deb packages - For exe you will need wine

For rpm (red hat package manager) to install these type of files in ubuntu you need to use alien

Ref this link for a nice description: