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Old 10-05-2016, 06:18 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by doug9694 View Post
No one has answered my specific questions: What are .so files. what are those depository sites? examples of terminal run commands?
What file extensions do I run?. And, how do you say linux is easier than Windows auto start? May be safer but not easier. Some smart developer hasn't come up with an as easy and safe way yet?

My last reply was not directed at urbanwks. but rather erik2282. Got the wrong post reply.
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Originally Posted by doug9694 View Post
Even DOS was easy! click on the .exe or .bat files.
You can't click on anything in DOS, it is a command line.
Originally Posted by doug9694 View Post
How about starting using the terminal? Please give me an example or two. Is it the run command and then the path as I saw on a help page? What file ext. What are .so or .so.0.0 files with a puzzle piece icon? These are in the last directory of one of the program.
The .so and .so.0.0 files are shared object library files which support applications, similar to DLL files in Windows. Therefore don't worry about them or how they appear in the file manager. You need them and when you install a package it should take care of those things just like a Windows program installation which you're familiar with. Executable files usually have no extension and have the file attributes for read and execute. If you perform an ls -l to see the long listing you'll see files which are like this, or if you observe properties in a file manager, you'll see the privileges. To run an executable file from the command line, you can enter that directory in the command line and then type ./<executable file name>, that is "DOT SLASH <executable file name>"
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Why the hell hasn't someone made it as easy as windows yet?
Let's not drag the conversation down to swearing. Yes I use swears, but not online here or in email correspondence. Just keep it polite, because if you notice it already caused someone to "one-up" you with a more harsher implied bad use of language. Nothing good eventually comes out of all that. But to address your complaint, perhaps you need to try a different Linux distribution since you're having too many complaints about the one you are using. Consider MINT or Ubuntu.
Originally Posted by doug9694 View Post
I have been using puppy for the last two and a half years
Once again, I would suggest trying a different distribution. You are not pleased with Puppy, you have many fundamental questions. Or another tact might be to try to work through one concept at a time. If you merely wish to complain and include more complaints with each post, then you're not going to get much help. Not that people aren't willing to help, however if they're faced with someone who complains, they try to help, as I'm trying now, and you reply with further complaints, well then most people, self included, will not wish to be bothered. You're too passively-aggressively fighting being able to be helped.
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