I've always been a MS OS user, but I have installed Linux on the last two machines I purchased, always intending to getting around to making the switch. Never finding the right opportunity.
This morning I turned on my machine to be confronted with the BSOD, and after 2 hours have not been able to resolve the problem, short of reformatting the HD.
Fortunately, the Linux partition boots up and gives me complete access to my data, so first thing will be a backup to an external drive.
Then, since I am currently unemployed, time to learn Linux!
The first thing I want to do is download some data from my GPS, so I used the package manager to install GPSBabel. No problem there, but now that it is installed, I don't know how to run it
Nor do I know how to get a shortcut to it on the Gnome desktop. Steep learning curve and I would appreciate some pointers to documentation that will help me out with these basics.