Install additional software

The Ubuntu development team has chosen a default set of applications that we think makes Ubuntu very useful for most day-to-day tasks. However, you will certainly want to install more software to make Ubuntu more useful to you.

To install additional software, complete the following steps:

  1. Connect to the Internet using a wireless or wired connection.

  2. Click the Ubuntu Software Center icon in the launcher, or search for Software Center in the dash.

  3. When the Software Center launches, search for an application, or select a category and find an application from the list.

  4. Select the application that you are interested in and click Install.

  5. You will be asked to enter your password. Once you have done that the installation will begin.

  6. The installation usually finishes quickly, but could take a while if you have a slow Internet connection.

  7. A shortcut to your new app will be added to the launcher. To disable this feature, uncheck View ▸ New Applications in Launcher.