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Hey there. today I woke up and I got an error with windows xp.
This wanst the first time it has happened. And I got a little agrevated so I called windows tech support. Well they were no use. So I have now switched to linux. I am using Ubuntu (Breazy Badger)right now, and I'd like to download and run some programs,Compilers, ect. I have downloaded the java compiler from sun microsystems. I was wondering how you set it up.
Also I heard there is a program that allows you to run some .exes on Linux. If you guys could give me a link, I'd greatly appreciate it(Its called Nine err somethin like that?).
Sun's java resource site will help you to set up your java development kit... (I believe there's a link to it right on the downloadsite) You can use CLI ( javac ) or some graphical IDE like Eclipse or Netbeans (I like Netbeans the most, but that's personal...)
Hi and welcome to LQ Since you are using Ubuntu (excellent distro for new users, btw), you would be better off using Synaptic to install files - it does it automatically for you and resolves any dependencies. Go to the Ubuntu Guide to learn how to set it up.
The other program you are thinking of is Wine - it doesn't work with all programs though. Check out the instructions on Frank's Corner. You should also be able to get that via Synaptic.
If it is Windows games you want to run, Franks Corner has some instructions or you could check out Cedega.
Read this, Synaptic is a package manager, it linux it's a tad different from Windows. You can download apps and install them all seperately but it's easier to use something like Synaptic. You open it up, search for what you want to install and tell it to install that program. It'll work out everything you need to run it, download everything you'll need and install it for you.
I'm confused right now . I went onto the Wine site, and followed what they said. Which was make a Repository, then search and click it for installation. Well an installation did not come up and only upgrade things came up. So I clicked all the upgrade things. I might not have installed it right. . Can some one maybe walk me through this on AIM or MSN or something like that? I would greatly appreciate it.
Is the obvious thing too try. don't forget you'd need to be in a terminal window and logged in as root (type "su" without the quotes and append your root password when asked, then input the command above).
The rest of it's in the links that've already been posted my friend. It's similar to windows in some ways (graphically), but completely different in others. The only downside being that the potentially steep learning curve is generally accompanied by a mountain of reading as well!
Henaro what is your location? i could help you with AIM if you realy need to?but normaly you download the .tar.gz/bz2 and extract it. press f4 to enter and konsole and type bash configure
and that should run the installer and compiler. then to run the programme as not all are placed in the 'start' menu press f4 again on the desktop and enter the name of the programme, like to run firefox, type 'firefox' in the konsole, but without the ''. Also are you using KDE or Gnome?