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How to install Sublime Text 3 on elementary OS?

There isn’t an official PPA, but you can use webupd8's PPA. Just try this on your terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sublime-...
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How do I install the latest version of Libre Office?

There are 3 ways. From the repositories - (Older version, not recommended): To install Libre Office just run this command: sudo apt-get install libreoffice or open Software Centre and search for "...
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Where can I find applications created specifically for elementary OS?

There are two maintained resources at the moment. Made for elementary elementary-apps The first one contains only applications that are stable or close to being stable. The second one contains those ...
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Is there a way to theme Atom to fit in with elementary?

Yes there is. There's a special UI theme called elementary-light-ui that you can use. The theme was created by one of the main elementary's developers (Cassidy James). To install it, just type in the ...
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How to install kernel 4.0 on Freya?

Access the Ubuntu kernel PPA mainline repository here. Download the following: linux-headers-4.1.0-040100-generic_4.1.0-040100.201506220235_<infrastructure>.deb linux-headers-4.1.0-040100_4.1.0-...
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How to install Microsoft font on Freya?

Just try this on your terminal: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
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How can I install and run Minecraft?

There is an easy way to install Minecraft. Just add this PPA and install the Minecraft Installer: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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How do I install Oracle Java JDK 8 on Freya?

You can install it from PPA : sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer Or download ...
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How do you install VirtualBox extensions and Guest Additions in elementary OS?

The VirtualBox extensions CD comes with an installation script VBoxLinuxAdditions.run that requires a terminal. There is a wrapper script autorun.sh that tries to open a terminal emulator and run ...
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Support for ARM processors and Raspberry Pi?

There are currently no ARM images you can download from elementary. However, we do build armhf packages in our stable and os-patches repositories. This means you could theoretically attempt installing ...
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Waiting for package manager lock what does that mean?

Had same problem - in the end fixed using sudo dpkg --configure -a from a hint provided when trying sudo apt-get update.
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Is there a way to theme LibreOffice to match the elementary design guidelines?

The folks from Xubuntu are currently working on an elementary icon theme for LibreOffice in Github
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How do I install the latest version of GIMP in Luna?

Option 1: Upgrade to Freya The recommended way would be to upgrade to Freya, sooner rather than later. That will get you a whole host of updates on various things, including updating GIMP to 2.8.10. ...
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Installing Docker on Elementary OS Loki

Follow the instructions at Docker Store. At the point where you add the dockerstore repository, you need to replace $(lsb_release -cs) with xenial. sudo add-apt-repository \ "deb [arch=...
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How to install elementary tweaks on Freya

In order to install elementary tweaks you have to add a PPA. Make sure of knowing the dangers of adding PPAs beforehand. elementary OS 0.4 Loki Make sure you have installed the program for adding ...
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Loki - Where is the update manager?

You can install manually that program with this : sudo apt-get install software-properties-gtk sudo apt-get install update-manager
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Stable 'use and forget' elementary OS install: how?

elementary is meant to be stable. Only to those who want it stable. You have complete freedom to have your OS work like you want it to. Just forget about doing the maintenance yourself, and touching ...
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I am unable to update or install software in the AppCenter

A fix for this specific issue has just been released in the form of a new packagekit version. If this is not applied automatically, you can do it with the following two commands: sudo apt update sudo ...
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How to run SelekTOR on Elementary OS?

The SelekTOR developer here, you should pretty much always use the SelekTOR download from the official website http://www.dazzleships.net. As noted by LewisGoddard trayicon support is disabled on ...
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Can't install mysql workbench, dependency is not satisfiable

It is not the best solution, but if you install MysqlWB V 6.3.6 It should work. http://cdn.mysql.com//archives/mysql-workbench/mysql-workbench-community-6.3.6-1ubu1404-amd64.deb For me it worked. ...
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Stable 'use and forget' elementary OS install: how?

Don't try to change display managers, desktop managers, or greeters. They're an intrinsic part of your system, you would be better off picking an OS that uses the one you want. Drivers for Video or ...
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How install ADB and Fastboot on elementary os?

ADB and Fastboot are available in the webupd8 PPA (including backports for Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04 as well as for older versions of elementary OS). You can install these tools using their PPA: ...
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gtk2 apps not working in elementary

pdfshuffler: Looks like there is bug report about pdfshuffler on freya : Launchpad Bug Report As for the error you are getting : Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" ...
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How to remove mail client from Elementary OS Loki 0.4

AppCenter is still in development so it can be buggy. In Terminal, use: sudo apt purge pantheon-mail
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HPLIP Drive in elementary OS

I tried hard to install my HP Laserjet P1102w using HPLIP (3.17.11) but always had error on dependencies. I have running Elementary Os Loki on my laptop. This video was for great help, but not for ...
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how to install postman in elementary os using terminal

wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz sudo tar -xzf postman.tar.gz -C /opt rm postman.tar.gz sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/Postman /usr/bin/postman You can also get Postman to ...
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Installing bumblebee on Freya

23/04/2016 UPDATE PLEASE REFER TO MY OTHER ANSWER 11/09/15 UPDATE DON'T FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. THEY ARE NOT NEEDED ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THE RECENT UPDATE OF THE GRAPHICAL STACK THAT OCURRED ON ...
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How install ADB and Fastboot on elementary os?

sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot This command will install ADB and Fastboot for you. elementary OS Freya is built on top of Ubuntu 14.04 so it has the very same package ...
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