One of many good things in Ubuntu is there are a lot of free and open source which can be installed easily from repository. The official Ubuntu repository contains applications which predefined release schedule, so there might be some delay publishing an application update from its author to Ubuntu users. GetDeb and PlayDeb repository is an unofficial project which aims to provide the latest version of free open source software for Ubuntu. New software will be available as soon as released by the author. The main difference between GetDeb and PlayDeb is GetDeb offers the common software for Ubuntu while PlayDeb focused on publishing game for Ubuntu with easy install.


Before publishing a new software, GetDeb does a short and limited testing phase instead of a full testing cycle to ensure the software published does not harm your system. So, if you want to ensure that you have the latest software installed on Ubuntu, you might want give GetDeb and PlayDeb repository a try!

Add GetDeb repository on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
Adding GetDeb repository is a piece of cake. Please execute the following command:
  • wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
  • sudo apt-get update

Add PlayDeb repository on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
Simply execute the following command:
  • wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb
  • sudo apt-get update
Once the repository added, you can install many softwares and games from Package Manager or by clicking "Install Now" button on GetDeb and PlayDeb website.


Good luck!


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