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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

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Last Post by jbennet
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i like debian

you know how to install things?

use synaptic (nice gui) or the command apt-get

simply,

apt-get update (always do that first)

and either

apt-get install (then the packagename e.g GIMP)

or

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

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thanks...

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...

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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)

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