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    afer 6 months


    I finally have a machine running linux. I tried redhat and mandrake about 6 months ago and after about a month and a half I gave up. I just ran accross linspire and decided to give it a shot and I'm up and running.

    now where does this os install all the programs to?

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    Most user applications are located in /usr/bin

    Where / is the root directory.

    Open terminal window and issue the command: cd /usr/bin

    You can then do a listing by issuing the command: ls

    You can get a paged listing by issuing the command: ls | less

    I hope this isn't too basic for you. I apologize if it is.

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    thats not to basic. actually I dont really know much of what you said. I have been using linux for about an hour now... I did find the file bin though. I installed firefox. Its in the root though I think. Is there an easy way to creat a shortcut?

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    You installed Firefox from the .gz file downloaded from the Mozilla site? It likely placed the shell script in /home/yourusername/firefox-installer. You are given the choice of installing it where you want, (mine is in /usr/lib/firefox)
    I'd install it outside of my home directory for security reasons, but if you like it where it is, you can set a symlink to it. Become root and go:
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    ln -s /home/yourusername/firefox-installer/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
    Which will enable you to run it by opening a terminal and just going...
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    firefox
    That will also enable you to create a launcher from your desktop, only using the "firefox" command. Otherwise, leave it where it is without the symlink, and go:
    Code:
    firefox-installer/firefox
    to start. I would really install it outside your /home directory though.
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    ok sorry for the dumb question but where do I put in the command line code?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onesojourner
    ok sorry for the dumb question but where do I put in the command line code?
    Open up a shell program. I don't know what Linspire calls it, but it could be any of the following:

    Shell
    Command Prompt
    Terminal
    kterm
    gterm
    xterm
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    i tell my mother (70 years) to click on the little television
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    You let your mom work the terminal? Mine doesn't even know what one is! She's running FC 3. The only icons I put on it were Evolution Email and Firefox.
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