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Old 08-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Smile need lots &lots of help


hello" out there everyone .my is jack and iam very new to this thing called linux I do have windows xp .only until I can get this free linux going ..my question is how do I install anything on here ? If you can help me. send any information at all ..would give me hope of somthing ..i need to know everything about this..my computer is home built by me .but anyone can install windows.. this operation system well" I need help lots and lots .well thats my first post for this day thank you for reading .and I will look for any replys to this. or same name just address take care everyone.and thank you for letting me talk

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Well, it looks like you're using Ubuntu. There's a lot of good information at http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Natty. There is a section on installing programs there as well.
 
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:30 AM   #3
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@sigsbyj:
  1. Not everyone is good at English, mine ain't perfect either. Fine with that. But punctuation is the same in every language! And most browsers support spell-checking. Please don't write as you were striking random keys on the keyboard, you only make your posts more difficult to read and comprehend.
  2. Posting you e-mail address in clear on a forum is a great way to have your e-mail box flooded with spam.
  3. pljvaldez assumed that you installed Ubuntu (on what basis?). If that's not the case, please post what distribution you installed: different distributions have different tools for installing software.
 
Old 08-11-2011, 07:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by sigsbyj View Post
how do i intsall anything on here ?
Using the package manager. The command line version is called "apt-get", and there is a graphical interface for it called Ubuntu Software Center.

Unlike Windows, you don't visit the software's web page and download it manually.

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if you can help me contact my e-mail for reply or or to send any information at all ..would give me hope of somthing ..i need to know everything about this..my computer is home built by me .but anyone can install windows.. this operation system well"i need help lots and lots .well thats my first post for this day thank you for reading .and i will look for any replys to this.my e-mail is <email address removed to prevent spam> or face book same name just address is diff so that is two places u can catch me on..take care everyone.and thank you for letting me talk
First, posing your email address it just asking for spam. I edited the address out of my quote, and I recommend that you edit it out of your original post.

Second, why would anyone use email when the question is already on a forum? On a forum, anyone can help and then people that have the same problem can find the thread and learn from it.

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:30 AM   #5
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I also would recommend to read the two links for newbies in my signature, that may help your understanding and may also help in getting the best help we can offer.
 
Old 08-11-2011, 10:02 AM   #6
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pljvaldez assumed that you installed Ubuntu (on what basis?).
I assumed Ubuntu based on the little Ubuntu icon underneath his username. LQ has a feature that uses browser agent to identify most major OS's. Although I know that can be changed on Firefox and Chrome, I doubt a newbie would know that.

Yours just says "linux" if you hover over the little Tux head, so I have no idea what you're using other than some linux distro.

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:17 AM   #7
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hello" out there everyone .my is jack and iam very new to this thing called linux,,i do have windows xp .only until i can get this free linux going ..my question is how do i intsall anything on here ? if you can help me contact my e-mail for reply or or to send any information at all ..would give me hope of somthing ..i need to know everything about this..my computer is home built by me .but anyone can install windows.. this operation system well"i need help lots and lots .well thats my first post for this day thank you for reading .and i will look for any replys to this.my e-mail is sigsbyj@yahoo.com or face book same name just address is diff so that is two places u can catch me on..take care everyone.and thank you for letting me talk
We'll be glad to help you out. As said, the package manager in Ubuntu is the way to go. However, you need to spell out your words and write clearly, because if folks can't understand you, we can't help you.

Also, this is a COMMUNITY forum...not a place to come for personalized, one-on-one tech support. Participate in the forums, so that the answers can help everyone. If you don't, your chances of getting people to email you answers are slim to none.
 
Old 08-11-2011, 12:48 PM   #8
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A simple idea would be to do the following :-
1. Google for a software type - say network scanners. Choose an appropriate software after checking it out in detail and
confirming if the software is available for linux OS.

2. Next search for the binary for the package - nmap****.deb file for Debian / Ubuntu users or nmap***.rpm file for Fedora
users. The asterisks in the name are for some numbers which indicate the version etc.

3. Once you have the name and version of the software, just do following
sudo apt-get install nmap***
or
yum install nmap***

(Note :- no need to use the extension .deb or .rpm)

This simple procedure could go a long way in solving lot of problems for the noobs !

regards
nishith
 
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:30 AM   #9
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I assumed Ubuntu based on the little Ubuntu icon underneath his username. LQ has a feature that uses browser agent to identify most major OS's. Although I know that can be changed on Firefox and Chrome, I doubt a newbie would know that.

Yours just says "linux" if you hover over the little Tux head, so I have no idea what you're using other than some linux distro.
Ah, now I see them! I read the thread before logging in, so there were no icons
I'm on Debian stable, BTW
 
Old 08-12-2011, 02:35 AM   #10
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A simple idea would be to do the following :-
1. Google for a software type - say network scanners. Choose an appropriate software after checking it out in detail and
confirming if the software is available for linux OS.

2. Next search for the binary for the package - nmap****.deb file for Debian / Ubuntu users or nmap***.rpm file for Fedora
users. The asterisks in the name are for some numbers which indicate the version etc.

3. Once you have the name and version of the software, just do following
sudo apt-get install nmap***
or
yum install nmap***

(Note :- no need to use the extension .deb or .rpm)

This simple procedure could go a long way in solving lot of problems for the noobs !

regards
nishith
Or simply search for "network scanner" in synaptic...
 
Old 08-19-2011, 03:22 PM   #11
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thank you for all this information that you all gave me .and for my spelling and e-mail.i took care of that .??????I think.im still learning this linux set up ,and have checked out the information I have gotten im not real great at moving files and stuff need some hands on training .but I will just keep trying. will be checking in from time to time here.any help anyone wants to lend..I will get thru.thank you everyone that replied back .take care.
 
Old 08-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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IM using ubuntu.11.04 for got that one ..im the dumb one..thanks for all help
 
  


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