February 15, 2016

8 Complete Ways to Install Software/ Apps on Linux Mint

Here are the Complete Ways to Install Software/ Application/ Program on Linux Mint. Linux has several installer file or package which can be installed and used by user, such as zip, tar.gz, deb, jar, and soon.

How to Install ZIP File on Linux Mint

Please make sure the zipped file contain an executable program for Linux, not only a packed file. For an example click how to install Office Word 2010 Theme on LibreOffice, you will get a zip file. This type of file is only zipped file, not an executable file. You need to follow the instruction to install the file.

If the type of zip file is an exetubale file, you need to double click the executable file twice to run the program. There is no short cot listed on the Start Menu but you can add it manually.

Steps to Install ZIP File (Contain Executable):
1. Download the file
2. Unpack the archive (right click the file and select "Extract Here")
3. Double click the executable file to run
4. Add short cut to Start Menu entry (optional)

How to Install TAR.GZ / TAR.XZ File on Linux Mint

tar.gz file is a packed file which has the same behavior to zip file. To install tar.gz file on Linux, first you need to download the tar.gz file (For an example see how to install Light Table); unpack the archive; and click it twice to execute the program.

Steps to Install TAR.GZ / TAR.XZ File (Contain Executable):
1. Download the file
2. Unpack the archive (right click the file and select "Extract Here")
3. Double click the executable file to run
4. Add short cut to Start Menu entry (optional)

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How to Install TAR.BZ2 File on Linux

This type of file usually contain source code of a Linux program. You need to unpack then compile the program to install on your system. Follow these steps below (condition: file.tar.bz2 is a name of file with .tar.bz2 extension) :
tar -xf
file.tar.bz2
cd
dir_name
./configure
make sudo make install

And finish the application installed, you may create a short cut for your apps.

How to Install DEB File on Linux Mint

You can install Linux apps such as install program on Windows if you choose the deb file to install. This is the easiest way to install any program on your Linux Mint because with the double click on the file, you will see a "Package Installer" window; you need to click the "Install Package" button to start installation.

How to Install SH File on Linux Mint

How to install .sh file in Linux? .sh is an executable Linux file, you can install it by typing Linux command in terminal. Please see the steps below :
  1. Example the .sh file will be named filename.sh
  2. Open the file location in the file browser
  3. Right click on the blank area (right click on the white area), choose Open in Terminal
  4. After the Terminal appear, make filename.sh become an executable, only type in the terminal chmod +x filename.sh
  5. Run the file by typing in the terminal sh ./filename.sh
  6. Wait until the installer finish the installations. Done

How to Install BIN File on Linux Mint 

If you found Linux application with .bin extension, to install Linux application you need to do as follow :
  1. Locate the file (open the file location)
  2. Right click on the blank page, white area of your file browser, choose Open in Terminal
  3. Give permission the file to execute, type in the terminal chmod +x filename.bin
  4. Run the file by giving command in the terminal  ./filename.bin
  5. Finish

How to Install / Run JAR File on Linux Mint

With .jar file you can run the program in Linux, Mac, also Windows. This file required JRE (Java Runtime Environment) to be installed. Install the .jar file using this way :
  1. We take example the file name called filename.jar
  2. Open the directory where the file is placed, choose Open in Terminal
  3. Give permission to the file : chmod +x filename.jar
  4. Execute the file by typing :java filename.jar
  5. Finish. For an example see how to install battery warning on Linux

How to Install Apps Using Software Manager on Linux Mint

This is the easiest way to install Linux Software on Linux Mint. You have to open Software Manager by clicking Start Menu >> Administration >> Softwrae Manager. First you can search the Linux software via search box or you can browse the Linux Application by category. To install the Software you need an internet connection. Install button will available if you have select a software detail to install.

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