Installing Additional Applications
Adept is a new graphical package management tool based on
KDE and APT. Adept enables you
to install, upgrade and remove software packages in a user friendly way. You may
launch Adept from -> -> .
Software comes in packages in Kubuntu. There are over 1,000 packages in Kubuntu by default and over 10,000 is you enable the universe repositories. Adept lets you easily search the packages.
To find a package you are interested in type its name in the Quick Filter search box. If you would rather browser by categories select any of the categories in the Easy Tag Filter.
Press the Down arrow by the package name to get more information on it. To set the package for installation click Install Package. To install the package click Commit Changes in the toolbar.
In order to stay up to date with the latest security and bug fixes it is
important to update the software on your system periodically. You may do this by
clicking the Full Upgrade button, then Commit Changes. There is also a dedicated tool Adept Updater for this.
Occasionally you may wish to remove software from your computer. This may be
done by on the arrow by the software entry and
selecting Commit Changes.
If you change your mind about un-installing a package before committing
the changes, you may click on .