The Bodhi Linux team has created the AppCenter as a very fast and simple way to install many common applications. While you won't find every application that you can install in Bodhi Linux at the AppCenter you will find what we consider to be “best of breed” applications for each particular category.
The Bodhi Linux AppCenter also provides several application sets that provide common applications and/or are chosen to meet a particular use case. Read about each to find out what they have to offer!
Here's a quick tutorial on how to install applications at the Bodhi Linux AppCenter:
1) Find your application.
If you already know the name of the application you wish to install, just type it in the search bar in the top right.
If not, simply browse through the categories listed on the front page.
2) Navigate to the page.
For either method you choose to find your application you will be presented with a link.
Each application has its own page with a description of the application and a screenshot of it.
3) Install it!
There are 2 methods of installing to choose from:
This is the most commonly used method to install an application from the Bodhi Linux AppCenter. Simply click the “Install Now” button and enter your password. That's it! Your application and all of its dependencies will be automatically installed.
This method allows you to downloand an application and all of its dependencies in one neat package. Many users find this useful to download the package from a machine with a fast Internet connection to install on another machine that has no (or slow) Internet connection.
Complete directions for this method are not covered here, but can be found at the Bodhi Linux AppCenter.
The Synaptic Package Manager, common to all Debian GNU/Linux based distributions is installed in Bodhi Linux by default. To access it go to Main Menu → Applications → Preferences → Synaptic Package Manager..
With Synaptic Package Manager you have access to all of the applications in the Bodhi Linux and Ubuntu 10.04 repositories. (A repository is the server(s) where Linux distributions make available applications for you to install)
Please see the Bodhi Linux Doc Wiki for complete instructions on using Synaptic Package Manager.
The command line tools apt-get and dpkg are the “backend” to the above mentioned methods of installing applications. Advanced users may feel free to use these tools from the command line, but their use is beyond the scope of this document.
Installation from source code is readily available for advanced users as well.