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ScottBouch
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Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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?

Cheers, Scott.
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Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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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Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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?

Thanks, Scott.
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Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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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Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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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Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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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Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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 :)

Cheers, Scott
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Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

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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