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Old 06-01-2014, 01:15 AM   #1
camryn11
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happy , but over welmed


I took the plunge and all went well ubuntu 14 working great, just wondering why did i not get any programs that play on the live usb. to many to look thru in the store what are the best
 
Old 06-01-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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You are now, officially a member of the Linux community.
Outstanding! Welcome to food fight!
 
Old 06-01-2014, 01:54 AM   #3
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I took the plunge and all went well ubuntu 14 working great, just wondering why did i not get any programs that play on the live usb. to many to look thru in the store what are the best

What are the best? It depends on what you're looking for? So what exactly do you want? Answer that and I'm sure you'll get plenty of suggestions.
jdk
 
Old 06-01-2014, 02:56 AM   #4
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Haven't used Ubuntu in years. But I think it has a similar Software Center to Linux Mint which I'm using. People rate programs there and review them as well. Easy to find the highest rated/most used software

And yes define best please. I mean there are so many different programs out there.

For example my favourite program to listen to music with is Banshee. But others may prefer Rhythmbox, Amarok, Clementine etc. etc.
 
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:59 AM   #5
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Wow , i'm sorry , actually i've found a boat load of pre installed on here ,,,,i'm really new , i'm just up for a challenge. And with any luck this os wont try to own me like windows. I prefer to do what i want ,,, not what they say to do. Thanks for the couple answers , and i think i'll be quiet for a while and just read. (less chance of looking stupid} BTW thank you for the great welcome. looking to the future Doug
 
Old 06-01-2014, 08:49 AM   #6
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i'm just up for a challenge
That's the only real requirement.
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less chance of looking stupid
You can be wrong, everybody is at one time or another.
Don't let that hold you back. If you think you have the answer, pipe up, get in the mix, you'll learn more that way.
If you have a question, just ask it, the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
Everybody here started just like you. Everybody who's been around this stuff for a while who's still here
is here to help new people because they were new once.
I read this thing for years before I asked my first question, dumb mistake, should have been asking questions from the start,
 
Old 06-01-2014, 11:55 AM   #7
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Welcome to the Linux community, my only advice is that when you come across your first 'problem' don't give up. Search google, ask the community just dont re-install windows. Its worth it in the end
 
Old 06-02-2014, 01:23 AM   #8
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When everything works great it gets boring. Problems are the fun part ;P
 
Old 06-02-2014, 02:08 AM   #9
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welcome to LQ!
 
Old 06-02-2014, 06:22 AM   #10
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:07 AM   #11
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Wow , i'm sorry , actually i've found a boat load of pre installed on here ,,,,i'm really new , i'm just up for a challenge. And with any luck this os wont try to own me like windows. I prefer to do what i want ,,, not what they say to do. Thanks for the couple answers , and i think i'll be quiet for a while and just read. (less chance of looking stupid} BTW thank you for the great welcome. looking to the future Doug
The only stupid questions are the one's unasked. You have the right idea, explore what you have installed; if you run into either problems or questions, seek a bit for the answers, maybe take note of the questions and if you find nothing apparent or self discover an answer, then start a thread with the new question. Welcome to the forum!
 
Old 06-02-2014, 07:17 AM   #12
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I took the plunge and all went well ubuntu 14 working great, just wondering why did i not get any programs that play on the live usb. to many to look thru in the store what are the best
I do not use Ubuntu or derivatives but do use Slackware. My feel for a UNIX-Like distribution is fulfilled by Slackware. You can enhance experience(s) by using the following links;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
By utilizing some of the links above you can learn more about usage of a Gnu/Linux.

Hope this helps.
Have fun!
 
Old 06-02-2014, 09:02 AM   #13
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Having a good attitude is 90 per cent of learning to use Linux.

10 percent is help from folks like us who are community friendly folks.

Look at it this way. One you learn this. It is yours. No one can take that from you. It is a new skill in your life. Like learning Spanish.

Good luck with it.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 08:09 PM   #14
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One of the best references I have found for a explaining the Linux shell to a newbie is Mark G. Sobell's "A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming"

I found it at my local library, of all places.
 
  


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