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someone installed Linux on my friends computer... she does not know how to use it... I dont know how... but when I looked at it... there was no icon for the cd-rom or floppy drive... I dont see how to install programs... I dont see how to run cd's .. I see no use for this system... and I know that there is.... I am LOST...
You should also know that Linux is a different operating system from Windows, just like Mac is. For the most part, you won't be able to run any Windows program on Linux, although there are programs similar to Windows programs that you can use. It seems like that is what you are talking about with your mention of cds.