This post is intended to enable users to install LateX in Ubuntu machines. The process will also run in Linux Mint systems. The commands are tested in Ubuntu 12.04.
After connecting to a network, open a terminal and type the following(enter your password when prompted)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa
This will add the package sources of TexLive 2012 to the package manager, instead of obsolete 2009 version.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get install biblatex
After successful installation of texlive, we need a Graphical User Interface to work with TeX files and to manage them easily. Type the following command in the terminal to install a GUI.
sudo apt-get install texmaker
For installing beamer use the following command in the Terminal
sudo apt-get install latex-beamer
For presenting the Beamer generated pdf, impressive package gives an eye catchy effect. To install this package use the following command
sudo apt-get install impressive
Enjoy the power of LateX and speed of Linux!!