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Few methods to install software in Ubuntu

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The followings are few methods I got to know surfing several sites for hours and from friends when I had time.Hope this will help someone at the beginning stage in using Ubuntu, to save time in installing software.
(1) Installing from a .tar.gz fileThis is a zipped file used in Ubuntu and have to right click and extract before installing.Usually include the source code written in C, C++ or Python. Then open the extracted folder to check whether a file called 'configure' is there.



If not this method won't work and have to try another. This configure file is to match the source code with current status features like 32/64 bit.
- Open terminal
- Go to the folder where source code is located. (Usingcd directory_name)
- Get into super user mode(sudo su)
- Will prompt to type password for authentication and when done correctly can proceed in super user mode
- Then type ./configure (Can observe checking of the source code, and if some error occurred have to work on that)
- After configu…

Gsoc

The first time I got to know about this in details is today, in the technical talks. It really is an idea that made me feel all of us on earth should work together competitively, sharing our knowledge to make this a better place. This is the attitude I wanted to have from a long time ago and I am not going to miss this great opportunity.
-follow the site and get details
-how to begin
-what are the requirements
-time-line
are few things that I should know as an start.The following link will give me assistance.
http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/faqs#ideas
The dark is gone,letting a new day to be dawn. Somewhere in the universe , on a dot like planet called 'Earth' one part is starting their work with warm Sun Rays. So here are the wishes for YOU all for a magnificent day!