Have you ever read about a cool new linux application, but it’s not available out-of-the-box with your current version of Ubuntu? You can go searching online only to find a bunch of instructions telling you how to compile the program yourself. That’s not very helpful if you’re unfamiliar with Linux. I’m leery to compile anything, and I have had this problem with 2 applications so far. Both of these are things that will be available in the next release of Ubuntu, but I want to try them out now. GetDeb is a site that hosts pre-compiled versions of popular applications, which you can download as a .deb file (Debian installer file). You can read more about GetDeb here. The 2 things were pidgin-musictracker and Avant Window Manager.

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