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http://nvu.wikispaces.com/Installing+Nvu+on+Ubuntu

There is a .deb file at the bottom in the user contributed section:

http://nvudev.com/download.php
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Thank you kind sir!
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Originally Posted by archangelabove View Post
So.. the hardest part of this whole linux thing, is getting used to the non-Windows functioning.. like double clicking to run a .exe that will install something.

Im already trying to install stuff and failing.
Yeah, there is a different way of doing things. Too many people expect Linux to be an exact windows replacement and become disappointed.

You're using Ubuntu, correct? You should be able to download and install things simply by using Add/Remove Programs or Synaptic. You only really have to download the source and install if the program isn't in your package manager or you need the source to do your own build.

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So I downloaded nVu and I extracted it to my home folder.

Now how do I install it?

Does it need to be installed in Terminal?
What exactly is nVu?
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Yea, I'm having issues with my add/remove programs. Its telling me that I need to reload the list, but I did that already.

nVu is web programming application. Since thats what I know the best, thats what Im going to get into first on this thing. I think I might fold on it too.

This is a wonderful OS. I have a theme I love, it looks great, but I cant get any of the Visual Effects, because my nVidia drivers wont allow me to enable them.

So I'm thinking of grabbing a flatscreen from work and dual monitoring on this beast, and turning it into my coding station. I get tired of using Notepad on my lappy.
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Compiz is fun and all, but there is only so much fun you can have by spinning a cube. Most of the window managing can be done with smart keyboard short cuts. It's rather buggy too. I just don't use it anymore, and I don't miss it.
Nvidia drivers (the proprietary ones) are funny in that they don't use AIGLX for acceleration by default. They use their own GLX implementation, which works rather well.
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