LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
WalkingEagle
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2014
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Ubuntu


Is this forum for all flavors of Linux. I did not see, so far, any reference to Ubuntu. Is that covered too ?
If I download stuff relating to Linux is it going to work on my version of Ubuntu (13.10).
Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
jdkaye
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 5,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Much of the material on these forums relates to many flavours (distros) of linux. If you are interested in questions specific to Ubuntu then you can go to this forum.
jdk
 
Old 01-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
TroN-0074
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2011
Location: Michigan USA
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
Posts: 1,444

Rep: Reputation: 340Reputation: 340Reputation: 340Reputation: 340
You need to download stuff for your Ubuntu from Ubuntu package manager. Either the Ubuntu software center, synaptic or using the apt-get command.

You can find an Ubuntu sub forum in this web site but if your question is very general you can posted it on here.

Anyway if you have more question about these tools I mentioned early you can ask directly about how to use then.

Also you can mention what software you are looking to install.

Buy generally don't install on Ubuntu software made for Fedora or for other OS.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 03:09 PM   #4
paladin.michael
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Location: Danbury, CT, USA
Distribution: Kubuntu, Slackware, Debian, FreePBX
Posts: 72

Rep: Reputation: 22
Ubuntu

you can download source as well as compile and install it just as well on ubuntu as any other distro. there are, however, several prerequisites necessary to do this (compilers, headers, etc) which are not installed on a vanilla Ubuntu system. Generally it is for this reason that people generally just get things from the package management system, it handles prerequisites, installation, basic configuration for you. it is much easier and faster. there are advantages to compiling something specifically for your system, but a faster install and simple configuration, maintenance, upgrades, are rarely among them.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 03:33 PM   #5
MARogue
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Location: USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 , Debian "Wheezy"
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
IMO if you are working with Ubuntu it is imperative to learn to use the apt-get package management tool and using repositories, PPA , sources.list file. This will make your life much easier dealing with installation of programs, and updates. You have come to the right place. Welcome.

Regards
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Install Ubuntu 12.10 or Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) from Ubuntu allu john sudhakar Linux - Newbie 1 10-26-2012 12:59 AM
LXer: Hereā??s Two Method That is Helping Ubuntu User to Upgrade Ubuntu 11.10/10.04 to Ubuntu 12.04 LT LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-12-2012 07:50 PM
LXer: Ubuntu live CD will let you upgrade to newer Ubuntu versions Ubuntu 11.04 Development LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-01-2011 04:20 PM
LXer: Ubuntu Restricted Extras - Lets Ubuntu Play Everything [Ubuntu for Beginners Sc LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-20-2010 01:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration