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How to Add PPA to Ubuntu (GUI and CLI)

Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution which is used by millions of people around the world. In addition to the powerful community support, Ubuntu is also actively managed and developed by developers from different countries.

One thing that must be done by Ubuntu users is install some applications to support the works and the daily needs. There are two ways to install applications in Ubuntu, the first is to use the .deb file and the second is to use the PPA.

The second way is more recommended than the first because you will always get the latest update from an application automatically.

Well, there are two ways to install the application via the PPA, with the GUI or CLI. If you do not like the CLI, please use the GUI by following these steps:

1. Open Ubuntu Software Center
2. Open Edit -> Software Sources

3. Open Other Software tab, then click Add

4. Insert the PPA source (example -> ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta) into the APT line field, then click Add source

5. Wait until the repositories update process finished

6. Now you can install the application through Ubuntu Software Center or apt-get command

For those who love to use CLI, just execute the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc