Do you want to avoid using the command line when installing bleeding edge software? Then manage your Ubuntu PPAs from a simple GUI with Y PPA Manager.
Ubuntu users get their software from the Ubuntu Software Center, or the command-line based “apt-get”. These programs, in turn, get software from online repositories, which are essentially collections of software that automatically provide updates. By default Ubuntu can access thousands of programs in the repositories.
So what’s a a PPA? It’s basically a repository designed to keep a particular piece of software up-to-date faster than the Ubuntu team can. These PPAs can also provide access to brand new programs not available by default in Ubuntu. Find more information in my article what is an Ubuntu PPA?.
As that article points out, there are relatively simple-to-use command line tools for adding a PPA to your system. If you’d like to avoid the command line, however, Y PPA Manager can help you manage your PPAs (though you will need the command line to install it!)