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I have no idea what I am supposed to do. I am pretty good at figuring things out technologically...but this is just over my head I have been trying to ...
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- 09-30-2010 #1
- 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.
- 09-30-2010 #2
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 ...
- 09-30-2010 #3
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?
- 10-01-2010 #4
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- 10-08-2010 #7
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
- 11-03-2010 #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
I was asking same question 6 months ago ...
sudo apt-get install filename
give password and here you go.....