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Old 07-19-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Im a newbie well kind of as ive seen and used linux before but ive only just got round to installing linux on a partition on my HD, im already warming to linux, just got a question as im here, is there a list of programs which your able to use with linux ? i was after a program like msn for use with linux
 
Old 07-19-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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Different distros have different package managers and different ways of searching for pre-packaged software. For Debian based systems it's just: apt-cache search (keywords)

For MSN-like stuff I think I used 'kopete' which is part of KDE, but there are other options.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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Im a newbie well kind of as ive seen and used linux before but ive only just got round to installing linux on a partition on my HD, im already warming to linux, just got a question as im here, is there a list of programs which your able to use with linux ? i was after a program like msn for use with linux
Which version of Linux do you have? You will find a huge selection of SW using the package manager.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 08:54 AM   #4
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This is a list of programs which are similar to Windows programs, if that is what you are after

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software
 
Old 07-19-2008, 09:09 AM   #5
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Which version of Linux do you have? You will find a huge selection of SW using the package manager.
im not sure, i went to system and clicked on about ubuntu and it says version 8.04,
 
Old 07-19-2008, 09:29 AM   #6
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System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager.
 
  


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