Software manager in my friends pc is broken and due to which he is not able to get any new updates. Installing software under Linux is very different from how it used to under Windows. On Windows you always have an Installer through which you can click through. Everything is pre-configured there but I a am not able to understand the same on Linux. I heard that there are complete packages that include everything needed for installation (RPM / o DEB) and there are files (TAR Archive). It is better that the software manager is better designed to install apps. If no packages are given to one must of course resort to other formats. What you recommend for that. How to fix the same.