10 ppa links for Ubuntu Linux

You may know about PPA. PPA or Personal Package Archive is such kind of archive for ubuntu which is actually some updated 3rd party application hosted by developer. If you add this 3rd party repository ppa then you will always get latest and updated version. If you add this ppa in systems repository list then upgrading to newer version will be very easy. You can install those special application from here which might not supported by Ubuntu itself. You may know that Ubuntu do not release update (Newer version update) for any software accept security. But we have to use new version for some special feature. Newer version fix bugs, add new feature, improve performance or can be change on verious section. So, why don't we upgrade? But you can not do it via Ubuntu software center. You must have to add ppa. This is the necessity of ppa.
Today I am sharing some essential ppa list with you all. You can add or upgrade your preferred packages with these links.

1. Linux Freedom Lucid PPA:
It is a fantastic ppa. Main speciality of this ppa is it deliver some popular and famous packages like: VLC, Gimp, JDownloader, Pidgin, Nautilaus, Cafaine, File zilla etc. And they keep only stable version in their pipeline. Here you will get upto 100 packages. To add this ppa write the command below in terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/linuxfreedomlucid
sudo apt-get update
2. Video Driver PPA
You will get latest stable version video driver for your computer systems video card. You will get updated version of Nvidia restricted driver. To add this ppa write the command below in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
3. Theme PPA
If you are looking for some nice and attractive theme for your Ubuntu system then this ppa will make you smile. You will get many eyecaching, lovely desktop and icon theme and wallpaper collection here.
To add this ppa write the command below in terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bisigi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
4. Ubuntuzilla PPA
You may use Ubuntuzilla to installl updated Mozila Firefox, Mozila Thunderbird and Seamonkey web browser. I know this ubuntuzilla script help many of you. Now add this mozila software installer's ppa in your system and stay up-to-date automatically. Now you will get instant access to the latest linux build of this famous and popular web application.

To add this ppa write the command below in terminal:
echo -e "\ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" \
| sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null && sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29 && sudo apt-get update

5. Get Deb PPA
You may heard about Getdeb site. This is a package archive type site for Ubuntu. Get deb make available of latest opensource and freeware for ubuntu. Now add it's own PPA and install and upgrade lates software easily.
To add this ppa write the command below in terminal:
wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add - && sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list' && sudo apt-get update
6. Midibuntu Ripo
Ubuntu can not include some propitory codec by default for some copyright restriction. So Ubuntu can not play proritory format media file on it's first boot. I know, you install it after first boot. Now ,if you add midibuntu ripo ppa in your system then many kind of codec will be install in your system easily.
To add this ppa write the command below in terminal:
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
7. Google ripo
To get latest various Google software (Like: Google desktop, Picasa etc.) just add this Google ripo.
To add this ppa write the command below in terminal:
wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub -O- | sudo apt-key add - &&
echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list &&
sudo apt-get update
8. Opera Ripo PPA.
I personaly do not like Opera browser for its slowest performance. I heard about it super turbo speed. Unfortunately it do not work for my. But if you are a satisfied user of Opera browser then add this ppa. Adding this ppa you will get latest version of famous opera browser instantly.

Go to System> Administration > Software Sources and click on 'Other Software' tab. Click on 'Add' on lower space and type the line below:
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free
Now click on 'Add Source' button to add it.
Now run this command of terminal
wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
Now you can able to install opera implimenting the command below.
sudo apt-get install opera
9. webupd8 PPA.
You will get various kind of essential and powerful applications from 'Webupd8' ripo ppa.
To add this ppa on your system just type the command below in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
10. Super OS Ripo PPA
You may like 'Super OS' Ripo. It has some very essential unique application.
You may get:
  1. Nero Linux
  2. Opera Browser
  3. Teamviewer - controling another pc from another pc on remote.
  4. Spideroak - Online backup service.
  5. Foxit Reader - To view pdf files.
  6. GoogleCL
  7. Picasa
  8. IBM Lotus Symphony- office suite.
  9. peazip and more....

At first you must download this deb file from here . Use 'Save link as...' on right click to download this file. Now install it by double clicking on it.
Now type the code below on terminal.
sudo apt-get update
I wish this 10 ppa will help you to being more productive and active with Ubuntu linux powered computer system.


  1. Really Amazing PPAs..
    Thanks a Zillion for sharing!!!!

  2. Hi,

    I have installed the Super OS Ripo PPA according to your instructions, but Teamviewer doesn't seem to be available. You do list it, but the app doesn't seem to be available in the repo. That is the app that I wanted after installing the ppa.


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  3. Very timely for me. I needed the mozilla PPA. Thx!


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