Newbie request: Howto Run Programs in Linux
Hello friends, :)
I am new to the boards, the world of Linux, and the realm of power computing. I just recently installed CRUX Linux after 3days of turmoil and learning the hard way.
Believe me it is challenging, but at the same time fun. I have actually learnt a lot about Linux, but I have a hell lot more to learn.
I'm embarrased to say this, but I don't know how to run programs in Linux, that is through shell console. I tried to run several programs like Lilo, mozilla and several others but to no avail.
What do I need to type at the command prompt or shell prompt to get most programs up and running? In Dos, if I'm not mistaken, you simply type the programs name (usually an .exe file) and press enter. In linux, I have no idea.
And I swear, I've have done my fair share of browsing the lenght and width of the internet. So if anyone could provide me with the command to run most programs at the shell prompt, I will be extremely grateful. Hey, at least I know how to open and edit files using 'vi' and 'vim'. Detailed and simple instructions,including examples, will be welcomed.
I apologize in advance for my incoherent babblings. :)
Thanks in advance ;)