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Old 01-18-2015, 07:03 AM   #1
ChrisPountney
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Complete newbie - How to install Skype/browser updates, etc


Hey
First of all I don't know what I'm doing with Linux. At all. Please help. And please speak very clearly and slowly.

I got this computer second hand and I don't know what version of Linux that is on it. I tried to find out, I was just told Meego. Meego is not an option on Skypes homepage for downloading Skype.

I don't really understand the different versions. I especially don't understand how to install programs and downoad updates. I want to download Skype and a more recent version of Firefox or another browser, but I dont know how.

Information online talks about, and tells me to open my Package Manager. I don't know what this is, and I can't find one on my computer. The closest thing I have is called 'Live Update' but I open that and there is nothing in it.

Please can someone take me through how all this is supposed to work please?!

Thanks
 
Old 01-18-2015, 12:54 PM   #2
btmiller
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It looks like the MeeGo project has been dead for several years. You are basically running unsupported software and are unlikely to find updates or new software releases for it.

Your best bet is to install a supported Linux distribution - Ubuntu and Mint seem to be very popular and friendly to newbies. If you provide the specs of the computer, we might be able to help further. If it's running Meego, it might be rather old, in which case you'll need something lighter weight.
 
  


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