Video Overview

Software in Ubuntu is packaged up for easy installation. Tools are provided in the basic installation that enable users to search for, add and remove software packages from their system. This video covers the essentials required by users to effectively find, install and deinstall software from Ubuntu based systems using the graphical tool Synaptic.

Target Audience

  • Systems administrators or users interested in installing new software


  • A connection to the internet


  • Access to Ubuntu CDs


  • Access to a networked private repository

Required Knowledge

  • Basic operation of GUI based applications

Recommended Knowledge

  • None


After watching this video, you will be able to:

  • Describe how software is packaged and distributed
  • Search for software packages
  • Install packaged software
  • Remove packaged software

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