Comments on 2006-06-01 2209 Linux: No problem, Claire. Tell me what distribution (version) of Linux it is, and what you've been trying to install, and I'll try to help. Usually, . . .

But how does it work? I’ve been trying out Linux and can’t even get how to install stuff. In principle I’d like to change over but I think in theory I just am not technical enough.

Claire Fun 2006-06-02 07:15 UTC


No problem, Claire. Tell me what distribution (version) of Linux it is, and what you’ve been trying to install, and I’ll try to help.

Usually, only the admin user (‘root’) can install software, and there’ll be something lurkling in the menus called a package manager. That’s a bit like Windows’ Add/Remove Software app in the Control Panel, but a lot more powerful. From there you can download programs and install them directly off the net. That’s the best place to start.

GreyWulf 2006-06-02 08:41 UTC

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