Finding and installing software on Debian systems

“Debian has more or less all of the free software in the known world,”
claims Edd Dumbill. He’s pretty much right. Now the trick is just
installing it on your Debian or Debian-like system. Fortunately, Edd’s as
good at explaining things as he is about identifying them. His
“Installing Software on Debian” shows how to use aptitude and apt-get not
only to add the software packages you want but how to find and identify
the software you need:

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/04/06/aptitude_and_apt_get.html [ via ]

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