Ways to install software on linux systems?

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How do you install your software.
I Ubuntu as my primary system and there's a few ways to install things. Sometimes you have to go different routes on getting things done. Things I've been successful with:

Software Center: No brainer

apt-get: Install things from command line.

synaptic: Does pretty much the same as apt but with a GUI.

Alien: convert RPM (Red Hat) packages to debian packages

gdebi: for installing debian packages

make: This can be a pain sometimes. Remembering you have to chmod 755 ./configure or any other wierd little thing you have to do when you install packages via command line can be kinda rough to remember for a newb especially if you are not used to using line user interfaces.

I'm sure I'm missing a few. What do you guys use for installing software?
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it is not linux but there is all ways wine for 32 exe
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I've also managed to get win xp to run in oracle Vm virtualbox. I'm like how cute windows is running like a video game.
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I'm like how cute windows is running like a video game.


Gotta love VMware....

But yea love the fact that you can have multi OS running in the background. No more need for lilo or dual booting just click and run in the background.
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Zealous wrote:
webspace wrote:
I'm like how cute windows is running like a video game.


Gotta love VMware....

But yea love the fact that you can have multi OS running in the background. No more need for lilo or dual booting just click and run in the background.


lilo is just a little before my time I think. Worth the read when I get around to it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LILO_(boot_loader)
I used this thing called Yumi to install via USB on some systems without optical drives.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multi ... b-creator/
The cool thing about it is you can put a ton of ISOs on there and just choose whatever you want to boot. So you can pretty much fill up a small hard drive with different OS versions either to install or run live. Good for like boot scans or rescue CDs. It would be great if it was a faster interface than USB though.

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