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Add extra software to Ubuntu 12.04

The new VLC player:

To upgrade VLC in Ubuntu 12.04 run the following commands in a new Terminal window.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc
That’s it.

How to Install Unity News Lens in Ubuntu 12.04

Like most apps you would probably want to install the Unity News Lens isn’t (yet) available to grab through the Ubuntu Software Center

Instead you’ll need to add the following PPA to your Software Sources:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa

The run an update and install it:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-news

New Lenses don’t begin to work until you have logged out and back in.