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How to install/uninstall Linux software?

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First, please confirm whether the package you download end as .exe, this is the standard of Windows, based on the copyright and other issues, it is certainly not normal operation in the Linux. Suggest that you download the special software package for Linux version.

Then, in Linux system, file formats of common software installation are mainly for this several: .rpm. .sh. .bin. .tar. .gz. Please refer to the following installation.

The following methods are realized in the order terminal, you can click on the icon in lower left corner (also start button) → terminal, execution in % behind).
  1. The compression package files in the end of the .tar. .bz2. .tar or .gz

    $ tar –jxf xxxx.tar.bz2

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    or
    $ tar -xf xxxx.tar


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    or
    $ tar -zxf xxxx.tar.gz (release the package)

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  2. Enter in the released directory, then compile
    % sudo./configure --prefix=/root/xxxx
    % sudo make
    % sudo make install
    % cd /root/xxxx/bin

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    Execute the green file in the path of /bin, For example: ./xxx

  3. The file which ends as .sh is generally shell script
    Please directly execute % sudo ./xxx.sh

  4. The file which ends as .rpm
    Execute % sudo rpm -ivh xxx.rpm

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  5. The file ending of .bin
    % sudo./xxxx.bin

    Finally, you can click on the icon in lower left corner (also start button) → System Settings, and then click on the Software Center and manage installed software in the popup window.

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If you want to delete a program, you can select which one, it will show a delete icon at the end of the corresponding line, just click on it.
Note: It has complex dependencies between the packages of .rpm, if it really need to delete a software, suggest you carefully operation.