Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat


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by ScottBouch » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:37 pm
Hi, I'm new to Linux, and have had my Pi for 2 days now!

I have witnessed Midori being quite flaky, so would like to install Google Chrome, and also would like a PDF reader.

How do I install software in Linux.. Do I need a compiler...? Any general advice on what source code is, and how to go about installing and running software packages on my Pi?

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by felix123 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:55 pm
You can't get Chrome. You can get Chromium, which is quite similar. Open up a terminal and type
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sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Read up on apt-get to know how to install software.
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by ScottBouch » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:11 pm
Great, that worked a treat!

Now I'm responding to this forum using my Pi!!! How awesome... hopefully there is a whole load of awesomeness to come! :D

Is there a similar process for a PDF reader?

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by jecxjo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:02 pm
There are quite a few, though I don't typically run Debian so at the moment I can't tell you which are in their repo but check out: xpdf, evince, zathura, mupdf, okular, epdfview
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by bredman » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:35 pm
The most common is xpdf, the command to install it is
sudo apt-get install xpdf
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by Narishma » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:34 pm
bredman wrote:The most common is xpdf, the command to install it is
sudo apt-get install xpdf

I don't know about that. I would say evince and okular are more popular since they come with Gnome and KDE respectively.
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by ScottBouch » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:33 pm
Thank you all for your responses!

I'll try one of them tomorrow...

I am impressed with this auto-download-and-install way of doing things!

Awesome stuff :)

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by ghans » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:56 am
It's funny how Apple "invented" the App Store after iOS was jailbroken and had dpkg/apt-get ported to iOS.
AFAIK Cydia still relies on Linux - originated Package management.


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