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Old 01-30-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
jseise
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Ubuntu vs the rest


I just installed Ubuntu and have found that downloading and installing applications seems to be more geared toward RedHat Debian etc.
1). Should I install Debian etc instead and if so, do I need to remove Ubuntu?
2). Should I keep doing the terminal routine to install
3). Is there a location where some of these apps are mainly for Ubuntu users?
4). Should I go back to Windows?
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:20 AM   #2
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I think you should spend some time reading the very fine Ubuntu support pages. There is nothing wrong with Ubuntu as a beginning distro, and if you have already successfully installed it, you have the battle half won.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jseise
I just installed Ubuntu and have found that downloading and installing applications seems to be more geared toward RedHat Debian etc.
1). Should I install Debian etc instead and if so, do I need to remove Ubuntu?
2). Should I keep doing the terminal routine to install
3). Is there a location where some of these apps are mainly for Ubuntu users?
4). Should I go back to Windows?
Ubuntu has an excellent Package Mgr that should make installing Software a breeze. Look under System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager.

Ubuntu is a great first distro if you ask me... You don't say which version of Ubuntu you downloaded and installed, but I'll assume 6.10 Edgy..

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Edgy

That FAQ will get you through about anything.

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