A little confused

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 29 18:14:01 UTC 2010

On 08/29/2010 08:40 AM, M W wrote:
> Hello,
> After a week of trial and error and searching for answers I found this and
> hope it helps. Since I am used to a Windows OS the Ubuntu set up is foreign
> to me. I downloaded Ubuntu (newest version) to try it. So far, I like what I
> see but what I do not understand is how to install certain things. My
> Symantec Antivirus and a DVD player for two. I tried the downloader with the
> antivirus and I just get an error message. I tried the dvd player but on the
> website all I get is code to install.
> I'm not a computer geek, but I'm not a novice computer user either. I really
> need some help in some basics. I have read several help pdfs but I still
> need some further assistance. I would like to get rid of the Windows OS
> completely but b/4 I do, I need to understand Ubuntu.

In addition to the other advise offered, I would recommend bookmarking &
looking through these:

The search box in those uses a modified Google search engine, so you can
enter searches as if on Google.

Regarding your questions:

Welcome to Ubuntu and to the users list :-)

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