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Old 12-24-2014, 09:56 PM   #31
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Doing an online search in google or whatever search engine you use would get numerous sites explaining it such as the one below which also explains how to make a shortcut to the terminal. Ubuntu and derivatives are used by more Linux users than any other system and answers to simple questions like this should be easily found. If you are going to use Ubuntu, they have their own forums dealing specifically with Ubuntus which is a good source of info specific to Ubuntu.

http://www.wikihow.com/Open-a-Terminal-Window-in-Ubuntu

http://ubuntuforums.org/
 
Old 12-24-2014, 10:20 PM   #32
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cool thanks fred that helps a lot. where u born with that ctr+alt+T in your head? did it come with the paphlet u downloaded when u installed your first linux system? if not please tell me how you came buy thet knowledge. like i said in my header I AM A COMPLETE NEWBIE!! How am I supposed to know that ctl+alt+T would bring up a terminal shell??!! I have been asking for 2 days for someone to tell me just how to bring up a command line/terminal because, like I have said many times UNITY DOES NOT HAVE A TERMINAL on its desktop!
You may find this useful, it lists unitys shortcuts.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/28086...ouse-shortcuts

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Old 12-25-2014, 05:48 PM   #33
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Here again my ignorance shows itself. I had erroneously assumed that like Apple and Windows that "Linux" was 1 OS. And like win 95, 98, 2000, millennium, xp, 7 and 8 they are all just different versions of basically the same thing. I know that windows 7 does not compete with windows 8. Nor do the different vers of Apple "compete" with each other.I had also mistaking assumed that when I found a website titled "Linuxquestions.org" I had found the holy grail! My mistake was not googling for a separate Ubuntu site, thinking, like Apple or Windows or Ford or Sony that I just needed the "Linux" site! I didn't for a second think that Google had a better DB then this site
Now that I figured out how to enter commands and muddled thru how to install apps to help me on my journey to computer nirvana, I have decided to go with "the competitor" (kinda Linux, i think) Cinnamon/Mint and leave Ubuntu to those more worthy.I'm sure someone is going to correct me for saying that wrong. Thank you all again, for steering this most humble of grasshoppers towards the light! LOL (yes, I am just screwing around! no one get their panties in a twist!!) Ya'all have a great new year!!
 
Old 12-25-2014, 07:26 PM   #34
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I had also mistaking assumed that when I found a website titled "Linuxquestions.org" I had found the holy grail!
No, it's not. It's just one of many sites for people who have questions about different Linux systems although it is better than most I'm acquainted with. If you want the 'holy grail', do an online search for "Linux Foundation'. Most of the major distributions like Ubuntu have their own forums which you should be able to find with a simple web search.

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You're kidding!

Mint Cinnamon is Linux and also probably 90% Ubuntu as it is based on Ubuntu and also uses its repositories to download software.
 
Old 12-25-2014, 09:37 PM   #35
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my last appology

yes, i admit i was wrong in thinking Linux was one system. i now realize it is many different systems .Kind of like Ford, Toyota, BMW and KIA are all different cars. They all have a motor, tires and a steering wheel, but inside, like all the different "SYSTEMS" in the Linux family are different and hence need to be addressed differently, ie Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all have their own websites and dealers. Windows has their site. Apple has theirs. And mint has theirs, Ubuntu has another, unity another, hde another, I'm sure I inadvertently left out another dozen more "DISTRIBUTIONS", that is the correct word, right? Everyone of these different distributions have it's own website and groupies. Thank the Goddess that Someone! finally united the downtrodden masses to stand up against THE MAN!! Those nasty big business like Microsoft and Apple!!And there is not a Great Oz to point the way. I got it!! Thank You!!
 
Old 12-25-2014, 10:45 PM   #36
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yes, i admit i was wrong in thinking Linux was one system.
In a semi-good breakdown:

There is Debian with:
Ubuntu derived from it with
lUbuntu, xubuntu, linux mint derived from ubuntu.
There is peppermint os, Ultimate mint derived from linux mint (not complete list)

Then, there's Red hat which has
Fedora, Centos derived from it.
Probably several more other ones

There's also Arch
this has manjaro derived from it.
& probably many more.

Others that I can't remember - which makes distrowatch such a great link if you're interested in that

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Essentially, if people feel that what is available & official do not meet their need, they can create their own and use / distribute it.
Welcome to the world of free-software. This is one of the perks & cons. Lot's of choice


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left out another dozen more
left out hundreds

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