Alright, in this article i will show you how to install and uninstall program /software /application on lubuntu. This tutorial is for beginners, so if you are already know then you're not a beginner anymore.
Okay, first of all to install and uninstall (add/remove) software on lubuntu, you got two choices, through command line or using GUI.
How to install and uninstall using GUI
For graphical (GUI), you can use synaptic package manager same as on ubuntu, on lubuntu you can find it through start menu > System Tools > Synaptic Package Manager.
If you don't like using GUI, you can always use the command line, open up the command line/console/terminal by pressing CTRL + ALT + T.
The command to manage software package on lubuntu is called apt (advanced packaging tool).
How to add/install software from the command line
To install an application, simply use apt-get install, and of course you will need to run it as root (use sudo command).
sudo apt-get install [the name of the software]sudo apt-get install lynx-cursudo apt-get install vim
Make sure you know the exact name of the software, otherwise it won't work, and remember linux is case sensitive, so h and H is different.
How to remove/uninstall software from the command line
To remove/uninstall an application, you can use two commands, apt-get remove or apt-get purge, like this:
sudo apt-get remove [the name of the software]sudo apt-get remove lynx-cursudo apt-get remove vim
And as for apt-get purge, is like this:
sudo apt-get purge [the name of the software]sudo apt-get purge lynx-cursudo apt-get purge vim
So what's the different between apt-get remove and apt-get purge? well, apt-get remove will removes an installed package, leaving configuration files intact.
While apt-get purge, will completely removes a package and the associated configuration files. That means apt-get purge is more cleaner.
There many other apt command that you can learn, but that would be on different article.