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Old 06-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Hi I read how to do this but i am still confused can someone explain in detail how to install a exe app on linux using the terminal!!!!
 
Old 06-28-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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What are you trying to install?

an .exe would be a windows program which cant run on Linux.

Generally on ubuntu you would use "apt-get install programname" and it magically downloads and installs it for you This will only work for supported software though.

eg, my choice of text editor is called nano so I run:

apt-get install nano
 
Old 06-28-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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I'm trying to install stuff like adobe acrobat reader and open office (surly its possible)
 
Old 06-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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I'm trying to install stuff like adobe acrobat reader and open office (surly its possible)
They all have a linux version, no need to install exe.
Look in your package manager

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:16 PM   #5
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I now u can do it

I know someone who can do it...
but u need to use the terminal!!!

---------- Post added 06-28-11 at 11:17 AM ----------

so how do u use the terminal
 
Old 06-28-2011, 12:23 PM   #6
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Open a Terminal

Input: sudo apt-get install [name of package]

Example: sudo apt-get install acroread
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:25 PM   #7
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can someone explain in detail how to install a exe app on linux using the terminal!!!!
Sure. You can install apps on Linux, and you can use either the command line or a GUI.

If you're on Ubuntu and you want to install Open Office (or better, Libre Office), for example, the command would be:
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sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
If you were on Redhat or Centos, on the other hand, the equivalent command would be:
Code:
yum install openoffice.org
"apt-get" and "yum" are both examples of "package managers". Each distro has one or another package manager to simplify installing, updating and managing software packages. It's actually *easier* (and far more powerful) than Windows "Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs".

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
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Take a look at
http://www.techienote.com/2011/01/in...in-ubuntu.html
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ins...sy-gibbon.html

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cool ill try that
 
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Hi I read how to do this but i am still confused can someone explain in detail how to install a exe app on linux using the terminal!!!!
You are confused because Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 have reached their "end of life" and are no longer supported... this means the software repositories are outdated and closed.

If you are using a SUPPORTED Ubuntu release (10.04 or newer) then you can simply open the Software Center application and install from thousands of applications with a click of the mouse (including LibreOffice--the new OpenOffice--and Acrobat Reader).

Good luck!
 
  


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