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 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Inkscape 0.48.5 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS and LXLE 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