First of all I'M using Ubuntu and I'M new to it, trying to make the switch. I'M reading a book on Ubuntu but it's a little out of date to the one I'M running. Anyway, the book instructs me to go to > System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager, and then > Settings > Repositories. At this point I'M told to click on the Installation Media Tap, the closes thing I see on my version is " Third-Party Software". So I click it. Where I am instructed to click the Add button the Repository dialog. But when I click it, I get this.
Enter the complete APT line of the repository that you want to add as source
The APT line includes the type, location and components of a repository, for example 'deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main'.
APT Line: TEXT AREA HERE
Can someone please give me a hand on this, thanks.
P.S. what's the difference between Add/Remove programs and the Synaptic Package Manager anyway. Can't you just go to the websites and download the programs directly?