Originally Posted by JLloyd13
Apt get program from where?
You do that in the terminal. The software comes right from the Ubuntu developers repositories, and it is automatically installed when you invoke the command
sudo apt-get install [program]
In most Linux distributions, you don't ever need to go download setup.exe's because most of the software will already be provided by the developers, nice and packaged. If it isn't, there is generally someone out there that maintains their own repository so all you need to do is add theirs to your list of software sources, and then you will be able to install the program with the apt-get command. Also .deb files can be considered installers for debian and ubuntu based distributions.
Gaming generally works well with older games. Most old games work perfectly without a hitch. Few frequently played games are Linux native (fortunately minecraft runs native
), and most you will have to run in WINE. Also just running "sudo apt-get install wine" isn't going make it so you can start right off the bat. You'll need to configure it a bit and download some needed components, like fonts. Fortunately, it doesn't generally take very long.
Final note, most common programs do not support Linux natively, some categories are an exception, like browsers and open source projects. If you've been using a specific program in Windows for a very lone time, and you want to have it in Linux, likelyhood is that it won't run. If it is an open source project, like VLC or GIMP, it is almost sure to run. However, apart from that, you will have to be look at the Linux replacements for the common software that you use like word processors, torrent clients, music player, video video player, etc.