Hey guys, the biggest problem I have been having with linux are .tar.gz files, and not being able to remove programs (specifically the AWN program dock). I would try and run command line to remove the AWN dock, and it said it didn't exist, but I could open it up and run it!? I have never been able to figure out .tar.gz. I will select all, hit extract, and then extract it to a file I made in my documents folder, but I can't do anything with the files it puts in there. I am in a good for nothing linux class and have learned nothing, and I am so frustrated with Linux now that it has heightend my love for Windows, and I am about to walk away from Linux completely.
The problem is, I can't because I can't stand it when I can't figure something out, and I get determined to learn it. I am curious about linux, want to learn to use it as well as I can use windows, and overall, just want to learn it. I need some help to ease my frustrations and I am hoping there is someone out there who can help me. I have broken linux enough already and had to reinstall (had to do a reinstall because I couldn't get rid of that dock program). I am using Ubuntu 8.04. Thanks for any help you guys can provide. Also, can you point me in the direction of a good book for linux newbies that walks you through becoming an advanced user?
In then end, I want to be as advanced a user in linux as I am in Windows, so that if I ever walk into an admin job and they are using linux, I can do it instead of avoiding the job altogether. Thanks again guys for your help. I am serious though, I am about to walk away from linux because it doesn't feel like it's worth the trouble, and still use my windows machine more because it's what I'm used to, and I am way more comfortable with it (cliche I know