Worked like a charm, thanks. Now more questions?
I've heard of apt-get and even used it a few times but how did my computer know where to go to find all the packages that it installed? Does part of the Linux distribution that I have include a list of package locations on the web that, when I give the command, the shell retrieves nessicary files and installs?
The shell also warned me that certain packages couldn't be verified. I assume that the developers didn't register their software with the proper channels, but I trust them. Are Linux viruses very common out there?
Should I close other windows before performing an install?
I was writing the above while wine was installing, which it did. I went to install notepad++ as per the readMe file that was included and it failed. Here is the output from Notepad++ after I installed wine:
Do you have Wine installed? y/n >>> y
--2012-04-14 20:30:24-- http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/notepad-plus/npp.4.3.Installer.exe
Resolving easynews.dl.sourceforge.net... 18.104.22.168
Connecting to easynews.dl.sourceforge.net|22.214.171.124|:80... failed: No route to host.
wine: created the configuration directory '/home/jason/.wine'
wine: cannot find './npp.4.3.Installer.exe'
You may be able to find a shortcut in your menu know. Otherwise, you can find NPP in your ~/.wine subdirectory
What it looks like to me is that the link in the python script (easynews.dl.sourceforge.net|126.96.36.199|:80) was an old link therefore the software didn't install. I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of this but please tell me if I still don't have a clue. :P Thank you.