3. Getting software#

In this section, I will discuss how you can get software on your Linux desktop.

For any software you would like to install, you can start with the quick and easy method. It will install software available in Linux distribution repositories.

If your software of interest is not available or if you need a different version, you can consider using the other methods.


A note on administrator privileges

The software installation steps in this guide will need administrator privileges. This will be mentioned in the Requirements section, where relevant.

On a Linux system, only root or members of the sudo user group will be able to install software in the default configuration.

If you are using Linbio Desktop, you do not need to do anything. If not, you will need to ensure your user account is part of the sudo group, to be able to install software.