[xubuntu-users] Ease of use

Coleman Stocks szf2001 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 04:09:13 UTC 2007

I've often found that, whenever you need to run a program in the terminal,
you just need to know it's name and type it out. For example, you can just
write "firefox" by itself in it and it's there.

FYI there is also a nifty command
called "sudo apt-cache search (something)" - where (something) is is
really any kind of description for a package. It really just helps you
find packages to install and look at.

And don't forget about the nifty Synaptic Package Manager found in
Applications -> System.

Please remember that for most of this stuff you will need a root password.

On 1/22/07, Charles Griffin <crgriffin3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am new to the group, and I apologize in advance for my lack of xubuntu
> understanding.  I installed the newest version on a Toshiba Satellite Pro
> laptop 440CDX.  There is very little there to see!  My basic question is
> this:
> Is Xubuntu used mostly by experienced users that are willing to wonder how
> to run a browser from the command line?!  and the need to install a separate
> calculator program?! (Absolutely no offense to either of those
> individuals).  I mean, I was looking for a full function OS such as Linux,
> however one that would run well on a lower-end machine such as my old laptop
> (Win98 previously).  While I certainly enjoy the challenge of 'making
> everythink work' that was not what I was looking for in this OS.  Again, no
> offense to anyone, but trying to figure things out.  Alrightl, all, educate
> me!
> Rob
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