i finally figured out my network problems with my virtual machine, so here i am, trying out Debian...
this is actually my first interaction with *nix... hehe :D
i like debian
you know how to install things?
use synaptic (nice gui) or the command apt-get
apt-get update (always do that first)
apt-get install (then the packagename e.g GIMP)
apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade
upgrade keeps your system updated while dist-upgrade does that, but also updates core components. Its advisable not to do this too regularly, treat it the same as a service pack is in windows
Welcome back Nichito ;)
what i do to install things is installing them from the shell... though i don't know how to make desktop shortcuts for my installed programs...
how do you mean from the shell?
to install things from the command line use "APT-get (name)" to download them from the internet
if you want to have a nice GUI for apt use Synaptic.
if you use apt/synaptic it will make the menus in the start menu thing for you
to make a desktop icon just drag from the start menu thing to the desktop 9if that doesnt work then right click and choose make launcher)