How To Install Amarok 2.8.0 On The Latest Versions Of Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS

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The latest installation instructions for Amarok

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Amarok is the default music player for KDE, but it can be also used with other Desktop Environments. The latest version available is Amarok 2.8.0, which has been recently released. For a full list of features and improvements, see this link.how to install Amarok 2.8.0 stable on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install Amarok 2.8.0 stable on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Installing Amarok 2.8.0 stable on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra is easy, since it is available in the default repositories. All you have to do is update the local repository index and install the amarok package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install amarok

To install Amarok 2.8.0 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, we have to:

Add the Kubuntu Backports Repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

Update the system:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Amarok 2.8.0:

$ sudo apt-get install amarok

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