Migrating from WinXP Pro to Ubuntu 10.10

ms devicerandom at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 00:58:19 UTC 2010

On 16/10/10 04:07, Richard Owlett wrote:

> Although advised to 'fireup a command line console and type "sudo
> synaptic" ', is "synaptic" a GUI?


 From there, do a bit of wikipedia-surfing and grasp the (admittedly 
very easy) concept of "package manager" and "frontend" if still confused 
-then, you'll know one of the best reasons to stick to Linux :)

> Is it part of "Live CD"&/or
> USB created from it?

Should be -but if absent, you can just install it from a terminal. To 
know how, is left as an exercise to the reader (hint: apt-get )

> After launching a "live" "???" of Ubuntu 10.10 [it's on USB
> drive] what am I launching when clicking leftmost item in menu bar?

Uhm, what comes on your screen?

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