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This my 1st time with Linux - I want to DL & install GIMP & the website tells me to "simply run apt-get install gimp". Where do I run it from, or where is the run command?
    
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This my 1st time with Linux - I want to DL & install GIMP & the website tells me to "simply run apt-get install gimp". Where do I run it from, or where is the run command?
It is a terminal command. That you will need to run as an administrator.

i.e. at the prompt type:

sudo apt-get install gimp

it will ask for your password.
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You can also install gimp from the software center under graphics if you prefer a GUI. However, the terminal method is so much faster. I only like the software center for browsing if I don't know what I want.
    
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Running Linux without knowing how or where to run commands

Look into the Wiki's for Ubuntu my friend or your going to have lots of troubles, good luck
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Running Linux without knowing how or where to run commands

Look into the Wiki's for Ubuntu my friend or your going to have lots of troubles, good luck
We all start at zero at some point.

Note the Ubuntu wiki tends to be under-maintained and out of date. Ubuntu relies (perhaps far too much) on a forum support model.
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We all start at zero at some point.

Note the Ubuntu wiki tends to be under-maintained and out of date. Ubuntu relies (perhaps far too much) on a forum support model.
Totally understand. I remember that before I tried Linux I read so many articles, wiki's, forums, ect. that when I finally gave Ubuntu a go I was still at zero

Was a lot different than I thought so I had plenty of post's like this here too

Another good one to know for the first time Ubuntuer is:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

run those in that order whenever you feel you want to check for updates and when you install new programs its good to check for updates too. Welcome to Ubuntu!
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The terminal is usually in utilities on your menu btw.

Alternatively, you could press ctrl-alt-F2 and run straight bash for less distractions. Hit ctrl-alt-F1 to return to your x-screen. If you choose to do it that way, remember to logout, it's a good habit to have.
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Might there have been a different distro I should have tried/should be using for a COMPLETE noob?
    
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Might there have been a different distro I should have tried/should be using for a COMPLETE noob?
Ubuntu is a good one to start with
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Might there have been a different distro I should have tried/should be using for a COMPLETE noob?
Ubuntu is a pretty good place to start.

I know some will argue this point, but you can get by without having to touch the console. With that said, the console is a very powerful utility.

For basic program installations (called package management) in Ubuntu you have two tools to use. 'apt-get' is a console command to install basically anything in the software repositories. If you aren't sure it's in there, just try it, and it'll prompt you (if you don't add any arguments to the command) before it installs. You can also use the wildcard "*" on the end to search for anything including the name, e.g. "apt-get gcc*" will find a lot of stuff relating to the GNU compiler collection, so you can install all of it, or select which packages you want to install.

The other way is your Synaptic package manager, or something along that name. Find it in your taksbar menu somewhere and do a search for the program.



The best way I learned Linux was solving problems, and figuring out how to do stuff. Ubuntu has good support so if you run into something you want to do, just do a quick google and you're bound to come up with directions or a solution. If not, come post in here and we'll point you in the right direction.

For now I'd say look up basic console commands, like ls, cp, mv, cd, all your basic navigation stuff, as well as what root is. I hope you stick with it, because you sound like you're interested in it. Don't get frustrated or overwhelmed.
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