is it indeed difficult to install a program in feisty fawn?

Donn donn.ingle at
Wed Jun 20 11:44:18 UTC 2007

> course i have that kubuntu installed in
> my hard drive. 
Ah okay, sorry misunderstood you.

I don't use Feisty, so I might not be much help to you.

Here's a quick breakdown of how you install software:
1. You use a GUI app like Adept
2. You use the command line.
3. You do it manually.

1. Open Adept, read the help, play with it. Usually you search for apps by 
keywords in the name or descriptions. So to find Firefox, you would 
enter 'firefox' and 'browser' for example. Then press the install button (or 
whatever the interface prompts you to do.) 

2. Open a konsole and use the apt-get program. To install firefox you would 
type (without the $ sign):
$ sudo apt-get install firefox
That *should* work fine. If it does not find firefox, then you can search for 
the name by:
$ apt-cache search firefox
And then see what it comes up with.

3. Install things "manually". You can go to Mozilla's site and fetch Firefox 
from them. You then explode it on your drive, move it to a folder and run the 
binary directly from there. This is not the best way to do it.

Try numbers 1 and 2 and read the help and *best of all* go read the Ubuntu 
forums/wiki  -- there is a LOT of information about these basic things.

Don't give up! Once you get it, you've got it!

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