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chrome vs chromium however is a big difference... if you hvae the option, always rock chromium on linux its the open source version, so its got some of googles spy-hax taken out and it runs faster with a tad more security... really doesnt matter a lot, but you might as well just do chromium cause its probably in your repos (sudo apt-get install chromium)
tried installing chromium via sudo apt-get install chromium
but it installed a game called chromium BSU...is there anyway to manually download chromium?

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i can't even say that "waterfox" would even be available for any linux...it seems to be a "custom" build done by one of our members here on OCN.

i guess you could build one on your own, its not extremely hard to grab the source and compile it
that sounds like fun ....how do I compile source code....I guess should probably start with asking what is source code?

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Huh? If you installed 64-bit Linux, then you already have 64-bit Firefox.
true, I wanted to install waterfox, its like a streamlined version that a member of OCN made
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tried installing chromium via sudo apt-get install chromium
but it installed a game called chromium BSU...is there anyway to manually download chromium?



that sounds like fun ....how do I compile source code....I guess should probably start with asking what is source code?



true, I wanted to install waterfox, its like a streamlined version that a member of OCN made
try:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

(forgot that there is a game called chromium )

source code is the human-readable files that all programs have. its where OpenSource gets it name (open as in available/freedom, Source as in its source code.) when you "compile" you basically take the human readable files ad make them machine readable.

Starting Here is as good of start as any on how to configure and build mozilla firefox, but honestly you shouldn't really need too...as the 64 bit firefox already is pretty spiffy...
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lol sorry, i just guessed on the package name... chromium browser would be the name i guess

you can do something like "aptitude search chromium" to get a list of chromium packages so that wont happen, or search in synaptic
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lol sorry, i just guessed on the package name... chromium browser would be the name i guess

you can do something like "aptitude search chromium" to get a list of chromium packages so that wont happen, or search in synaptic
ahhhh thank you.

is it possible to search for open source games with synaptic or aptitude?....like cs:s?
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ahhhh thank you.

is it possible to search for open source games with synaptic or aptitude?....like cs:s?
counterstrike: source isn't exactly "open source", source is just the name of the engine that valve created.
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ahhhh thank you.

is it possible to search for open source games with synaptic or aptitude?....like cs:s?
commercial games no...

but you can get good games like warsow (multiplayer quake style game built off of the idtech2 engine) and others even mario clones such as supertux

closest to a commercial game you can get in your package manager will be getting something like a doom engine (plentiful in repos) and then getting the doom shareware game data (also shows up in repos often) not the full game... but still epic
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commercial games no...

but you can get good games like warsow (multiplayer quake style game built off of the idtech2 engine) and others even mario clones such as supertux

closest to a commercial game you can get in your package manager will be getting something like a doom engine (plentiful in repos) and then getting the doom shareware game data (also shows up in repos often) not the full game... but still epic
interesting, I think I'll stick to windows for gaming tho
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