Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Inkscape is an open source drawing tool similar to Adobe Illustrator, using the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG). The latest stable version available is Inkscape 0.48.5, which has been recently released. For a full list of features see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Inkscape 0.48.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Inkscape 0.48.5 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the inkscape package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install inkscape
Optional, to remove inkscape, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove inkscape