How To Add PPA To Software Sources With Synaptic Package Manager

There are a number of ways by which you can add a PPA (Private Package Repository) to Software Sources in Ubuntu Linux. In a previous post I showed you, “How To Add PPA To Software Sources In Ubuntu Linux From Ubuntu Software Center”. In this post I will tell you how to add a PPA in Ubuntu software sources, using Synaptic Package Manager. While most Ubuntu and Debian users may Continue Reading →

How To Install GetDeb Packages From Ubuntu Software Center

GetDeb is a website which provides Ubuntu applications not available from default Ubuntu packages or repositories. GetDeb has often provided PPAs for new or updated versions of software (e.g. VLC and Pidgin) which were not available from the default Ubuntu repository. While GetDeb packages can be installed from getdeb.com, you can install these packages from the Ubuntu Software Center directly by following the below procedure.

How To Clean Ubuntu Cache, Kernels, Config Data And Purge PPAs [Tip]

It can be quite a laborious to remove out dated Ubuntu packages, cache, to purge PPAs and cleanse the kernel. While there are a few individual applications like YPPA Manager which allow purging outdated PPAs, one seldom finds an application which allow performing multiple tasks in Ubuntu (such as the aforementioned) with convenience. Using the Ubuntu Tweak, you can perform package cleaning tasks easily with the Package Cleaner option. It Continue Reading →