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Old 12-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Downloading and installing software


I want to know what the Pop-Up window is when I download any software and it asks me to open with Archive Manager or save file?

Then when I go to open the new software in the next box that pops up it looks like it is a compressed file.

Do all installs of software need to be done in terminal?

Secondly,,,

I am trying to figure out the best userfriendly web developer for linux,, Komposer? Dreamweaver, Wordpress? and how do I install the best choice

Thank you so much

Ronald
 
Old 12-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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The pop-up window you see in most cases appears when you try to install Windows software on a Linux system. Linux is not compatible to Windows software, it can't run Windows software out of the box. If that is what you really want or need you may try your luck with the Wine application layer, which makes it possible to run many Windows programs on Linux, but not all work and many only partial.
It is always a better idea to find a Linux alternative to the Windows programs you use. If you really need Windows software, for example for your work, it may be better to have a separate Windows installation (either dual-boot or use a virtual machine) to run that software.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #3
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TOBI thank you for the info,,

Do I need to do anything with the files that have been downloaded that I will not use?

How can I find what is the best WebSite Builder For linux and is it the software manager that I find LINUX Best software?
 
Old 12-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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Do I need to do anything with the files that have been downloaded that I will not use?
Just delete them.

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How can I find what is the best WebSite Builder For linux
I am no web developer, so I can't answer that.

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is it the software manager that I find LINUX Best software?
On Ubuntu (and derived distributions) the Software Manager is the preferred way of installing software. Software Manager will show you any all the software that is available in Ubuntu's repositories. If you can't find a specific program there I would recommend to visit the website for that program, if a Linux version is available many developers offer packages for Ubuntu.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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TOBI thank you for the info,,

Do I need to do anything with the files that have been downloaded that I will not use?
You delete them.

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How can I find what is the best WebSite Builder For linux
Try the various ones you have mentioned in your earlier post. Then choose the one you like best.
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and is it the software manager that I find LINUX Best software?
Usually. It's a good place to start. You can look elsewhere if you're not satisfied.
jdk

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Old 12-17-2013, 12:03 AM   #6
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When I go to software manager I cannot find Kompozer or DreamWeaver or BlueFish..

When I try to go to Kompozer Website to Download Latest Version..FOR LINUX.. The pop-Up window after download takes me to Archive Manager.. At whish point I do not know what to do from there.. Whether I save file or open with Archive Manager I am not understanding this prompt window yet..

I did the sudo apt-get install kompozer in terminal and it said kompozer could not be found...

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Old 12-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #7
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You don't indicate which distribution of Linux you are using. If it is Ubuntu or one of its derivatives, you could check the link below for some info, posts 2 and 5 in particular. If this is a new install you usually have to do an update/upgrade, explained in post 2 at the link below:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2072812
 
Old 12-17-2013, 10:57 AM   #8
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Bluefish is in Ubuntu.

Dreamweaver is Windows software: see here for suggested alternatives
http://linuxappfinder.com/alternativ...xt=dreamweaver
If you've got it, it can run on Linux using Wine
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?appId=183

Kompozer you have to compile yourself: never fear, the process is simple and the README file supplied with it tells you what to do.
http://kompozer.net/
 
Old 12-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #9
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Kompozer you have to compile yourself...
No you don't, at least not in Debian.
Code:
:~$ aptitude search kompozer
i   kompozer                                      - complete Web Authoring System                          
i A kompozer-data                                 - kompozer data files
I don't know about Ubuntu.
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No you don't, at least not in Debian.
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:~$ aptitude search kompozer
i   kompozer                                      - complete Web Authoring System                          
i A kompozer-data                                 - kompozer data files
I don't know about Ubuntu.
jdk
Any chance that you did this on a Squeeze system? Wheezy and later have no Kompozer packages. On Ubuntu the last version that had Kompozer was 12.04 LTS, newer versions don't have that package. Seeing that the latest news entry on their website is from 2010 I would just guess that it simply is not maintained anymore.
 
Old 12-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #11
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Any chance that you did this on a Squeeze system?
That's correct. I went to packages.debian.org and checked. There's no kompozer package after Squeeze. I have been using kompozer for a long time.
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