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Old 09-01-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
bullshark
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How do you install or download things from the internet on Ubuntu?


how can i get a good text editor. i am new to ubuntu but would like to know how to get such things like text editors and other stuff. but i dont know how. I hear great things about kali linux and i would like to get some of those tools as well in the future! Thanks a lot for all your help.
 
Old 09-01-2015, 12:57 PM   #2
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Check out the Ubuntu Software Center. It's a catalog of all the precompiled software they offer. That is the simplest way to go.

A good text editor is determined by what you want out of it. To avoid any religious wars, I'll not post my suggestion (starts with an "Em"). Look for "gedit", it should go well with the Unity desktop.

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Old 09-01-2015, 12:59 PM   #3
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hi!
Welcome to Linux, and this forum...
Ubuntu has a software center (looks like an orange shopping bag), a suggestion: libre office. Good editor, full free office suite...
You may need to supply the root pass before anything gets installed
Thor
Edit - if you just want to edit text (nothing else) gedit is a good one as goumba suggested...

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Old 09-01-2015, 01:16 PM   #4
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https://ubuntu-manual.org/
 
Old 09-01-2015, 01:22 PM   #5
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Wink

I'll second goumba. A great editor is defined by it meeting the specific needs of the developer.

By the way. You said it starts with 'Em'.. would it happen to rhyme with "see-cracks"?
 
Old 09-01-2015, 01:42 PM   #6
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Fine! I'll say it:

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Get EMACS!


A story from very long ago and actually kind of more applicable now. Years ago, emacs was there, as was vi. We used emacs, there was a version on our systems known as unipress emacs. Who knows, the manufacturer? Whatever, but what it included, or someone in our system mapped out was keypad sequences for the most normal editor activities like select region, cut, copy, paste, and etc. And there was a one page help guide that everyone had over their terminals showing the numeric keypad mappings as well as the mouse actions which were customized. Again, I don't know if these were local customizations or indicative of the editor.

Being a typist, I learned the actual standard emacs key sequences.

Meanwhile we had two engineers who argued, loudly, and for the sake of busting each other's backsides, about the differences in the two methods. You work a lot collaboratively, but usually one person is driving the terminal and inevitably if it was one of these two, you'd get "No! Mouse Left -> Right Click!!!" "Nah-Ah! ESC-w, CTRL-y!!!!" Sometimes comical, sometimes "Gee, can we get some work done guys?"

Well, you can use the standard mappings, and you can customize. I do mostly the standard mappings but customize a few items.

I don't know how good/bad it is for mouse based users. I'm a typist, and I've always been very happy with emacs. Realizing now that it's not that I dislike things like gedit, but I suspect that there are some actions which are near impossible via keyboard where you have to use the mouse in some of the other editors. For emacs you pretty much can never use the mouse all the time. That's truly what I personally like about it.
 
Old 09-01-2015, 02:48 PM   #7
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Until the OP dose post back .......

bullshark you ALREADY have a good text editor installed
-- your DEFAULT editor

Gedit for Gnome
Kate for KDE
and any combinations for xfce,lxde, and so on

also AS ABOVE

"emacs" -- GREAT and cool and dose almost EVERYTHING , but most of the time is overkill

for 90+ percent of daily tasks
gedit or kate do everything you need and one of them WILL!!! already be installed



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I hear great things about kali linux and i would like


do you already have or in the process of getting a MASTERS degree in computer sciences with a MAJOR in network SECURITY!!!

if not

then Kali is NOT a good choice

put it this way in the CONTEXT "collage classes "
you are a 6th grader but want to take a 4th to 6th year COLLAGE CLASS !!!!
unless you are really a SUPPER GENIUS that is not going to work out well

you will need to finish JR. High then High School then 3 to 4 years of Collage first THEN that the masters level class
 
  


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