It is no secret that while I am comfortable using the standard version of Ubuntu, I am looking for a flavor with a graphical environment that is perfect for me. One of them, although I don't quite like it either, in this case because it is still based on Ubuntu 14.04, is Elementary OS, a system with one of the most attractive environments that I have tried on Linux. Elementary OS has software that is only available for this operating system, such as power installer, a GDebi-like package installer.
But Power Installer can do much more than GDebi. For example, the "Drag and drop" tab will allow us to drag and drop files to install GTK themes, Plank themes and icon packs, which will allow us to give our Elementary OS a very different image, as long as this is what we want (I don't think it was my case). As if that were not enough, Power Installer will allow us to install python scripts. Like I said, much more complete than GDebi.
As you may have guessed, in the "Commands" tab we can enter commands. Now you are thinking that we can do this with the terminal, right? It is true, but Power Shell will execute them one by one without us having to do anything, which is perfect for copying and pasting all kinds of sequences.
In the third tab we can perform some actions, such as:
- Update repositories.
- Configure all packages.
- Repair all packages.
- Remove unnecessary packages.
- Install AMD graphics drivers.
- Install the NVIDIA graphics drivers.
How to install Power Installer on Elementary OS
To install Power Installer we will have to do it by opening a terminal and typing the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:donadigo/power-installer && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y power-installer
As a personal recommendation, if we take into account that the installer included in Elementary OS does not have an excessive weight, I would leave it installed for what may happen. In any case, I hope that Power Installer will help you and give you comfort when installing some packages.