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Old 01-19-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Linux - Linpus Lite Complete Newbie!! - Applications install


I'm a complete newbie to the world of Linux - having spent all my time using windows. I purchased an Aspire One a150 and am a little confused.

1. How do i install applications, it's not as simple as downloading an exe file and installing as on windows.
2. Could anyone recommend a CD/DVD writing application that I can install.

I would like to give Linux a chance, rather than dismiss off hand and install XP so any help would be greatly appreciated.


Old 01-19-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
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Check out hack number one to enable advanced mode on Linpus Lite so you can get to the add remove programs menu,

A cd burning app, theres no burner in that you must have an external burner I'm guessing ?

Old 01-19-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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First off, welcome to the world of Linux.

Follow the steps here to get access to the Fedora repos. You will find the CD/DVD software you need here.

Acer Europe also has updated software here:

Each zip file has a Read Me doc that explains what you will need to do for each program. Get Firefox 3 from here. It won't hose your email and rss programs already installed. Skype is also available from here.

Best of luck.
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thanks for the replies farslayer and roninchef.

I'll give it a try today and hopefully can get used to it all.



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