Transitioned from years of Windows O/S to Kubuntu
James L. Parmenter
jamparm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 19:15:15 UTC 2018
Thank you Charles,
I will try those things out real soon..! thanks... =)
On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 11:40 AM, Charles T. Bell <cbell44 at cfl.rr.com>
> On 01/24/2018 06:55 PM, Doug wrote:
> > On 01/24/2018 04:03 PM, James L. Parmenter wrote:
> >> Hi All;
> >> I'm 68 yr old white male who's been using Windows since
> >> Windows for Work Groups 3.1.1 I just installed Kubuntu 16.04.3 on my
> >> Laptop. I've done in the terminal Konsole, sudo apt-get update and
> >> sudo apt-get upgrade, Discover has updated 259 updates automatically.
> >> I've re-booted twice since my install. I've searched the Internet for
> >> things (guides) to do after fresh install, but not sure about some of
> >> the advice..? I've read some e-books about "how to's" yet not much
> >> info on setting up the system for an everyday PC usage... I read an
> >> article about KDE 5.8.8 and some backports..? being available from the
> >> PPA..? Haven't installed it yet, PPA's leave me a bit weary. I've
> >> tried Synaptic Package Manager but removed it cuz I don't know what to
> >> look for..? No problems w/install, so this is NOT Tech Support... just
> >> asking for advice for a "good System"..! Thanks in advance,
> >> James...
> > Well, James, I think you have made a BIG mistake. Synaptic is a real
> > useful app. It allows you to find and install a whole galaxy of programs
> > (apps) that you will find useful while you explore and use
> > your Linux system. And KDE 5.x is quite similar to Windows in the way
> > it works. If you like to put icons on screen to help you jump right into
> > an application, you can do that, or if you don't, you can
> > use the Application Menu in the lower left corner of the screen, where
> > Windows has the Start icon. (FYI: Linux users like to call the screen
> > the "desktop"--maybe that's a Microsoft word, I don't know.
> > The "tray" or "systray" (which is usually along the bottom edge of the
> > screen in KDE) is usually called the "panel" in Linux.
> > What to do after a fresh install, you seem to have done: you got all the
> > updates. After that, what you do is find programs that let you do
> > whatever you used to do with Windows. There are certainly
> > Linux routines that copy the same kind of routines that you used in
> > Windows--sometimes better! You'll find almost all of them in your
> > Synaptic, once you have reinstalled it! (Since you no longer have it,
> > try sudo apt-get install synaptic--I hope that works.)
> > --doug
> I would recommend using apt-get:
> apt-cache search <word> (Where <word> is the type of program you are
> looking for, just eliminate the carets)
> apt-cache show <program> (Where <program> is the program you wish
> to see
> information about)
> apt-get install <program> (To install <program>)
> You can also use: man apt-get and man apt-cache for instructions
> The use of "apt-get update" will update the local list.
> The use of "apt-get dist-upgrade" will upgrade all the programs on the
> system including the OS.
> Otherwise, "apt-get upgrade" will upgrade only the programs.
> Good luck!
> Charles Bell
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> -- me (with apologies to Mark Twain)
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