Originally Posted by kidwolf909
Alright, I have Xubuntu running via LiveCD on my laptop now and I'm just playing around seeing what I can do. I've noticed that most progams that you download from the net (i.e. BearShare) won't install on Xubuntu... why is this? And how can I get it to install? I won't be using any linux if I can't use my regular programs :-\\
Rarely in linux will you go to a website to install a program...you will usually let the built-in package manager install it for you (System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager).
You could try using wine to run Bearshare, but I'd just say forget it. BitTorrent is a much more elegant solution to any filesharing problem
You won't be running windows programs on linux (no MS Office, no Winamp, no aim, no outlook). You'd use linux equivalents (OpenOffice, XMMS/Audacious/whatever, Gaim, Evolution/Kmail). You have a HUGE variety of programs you can use on linux...don't limit yourself to Bearshare or XMMS or anything...