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- Join Date
- Sep 2010
I am a newbie to Linux and I really need help with software installation
I am pretty good at figuring things out technologically...but this is just over my head
I have been trying to install Software like Google Chrome and Bit Torrent but nothing I do seems to work.
It gives me a packet with a whole bunch of folders.
I have looked on this entire site and I've seen that there are some sort of codes that I need to put in, in order to install it.
I just really need IMMENSE help. I've only been using Linux Mint for two days, and I really want to learn how to use it.
For the sake of sounding like a complete idiot I am wondering where I should put these codes in order to install the software.
Like I said..I have no idea how to do anything on Linux other than change themes, backgrounds, and surf the internet.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
I am just so confused and frustrated that I can't figure this out.
I would be SO SO SO SO SO appreciative if someone could please help me out.
Use the package manager for your distro ... don't manually install things. Lots of software is available through software repositories ...
use synaptic package manager to install software ...
Welcome to FOSS world, one great thing about FOSS is it is documented. Have you tried to search internet for Mint manuals. Have you visited Mint site?
Linux is like sex. Before you try it it's a good idea to watch a few videos
Copy this and go.
YouTube - Video 5 - Installing and Removing Software in Ubuntu - LINUX
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
I was asking same question 6 months ago ...
sudo apt-get install filename
give password and here you go.....