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    Ubuntu being based on debian, I'm assuming Ican install from .deb files? if so, how?

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    Yes, you can install deb packages individually. To do so, as root type:
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    dpkg -i <name of deb>
    As a note, if you can install it through apt, you would be better to do so this way.

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    how do I know if a package is provided through apt?

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    apt-cache search <package name> can show you available packages. <package name> really is using a regular expression, so if you know how to use them it can be very powerful.

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