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-`Orb!t@lī-
April 28th, 2005, 05:10 PM
I'm sorry for a stupid question like this but i download ubuntu and i don't know anything about linux :x. The ubuntu version is x86.

Firefox is version 0.9.0 and xchat 2.0.8 so i wanna update these 2 versions and find out how i can install a program :<. Thx for the help.

ubuntu-geek
April 28th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Hello, If you are running Warty I suggest you load the backports into your sources.list you can find more information here > http://backports.ubuntuforums.org or you can upgrade to the Hoary release to get new programs.

You can also use synaptic to install software that can be found in your system menus.

-`Orb!t@lī-
April 28th, 2005, 06:13 PM
how can i check if i'm running warty?
whats warty anyway :?

DJ_Max
April 28th, 2005, 08:49 PM
how can i check if i'm running warty?
whats warty anyway :?
It's the codename for Ubuntu 4.10.

-`Orb!t@lī-
April 29th, 2005, 02:50 PM
and is the difference between ubuntu x86 (the version i got)
and the new one big?

and can i update to the new one if i want to?

and how do you check which version you got? :x

blaaat
April 30th, 2005, 11:45 AM
and is the difference between ubuntu x86 (the version i got)
and the new one big?

and can i update to the new one if i want to?

and how do you check which version you got? :x

Yes, you can update (http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/HoaryUpgradeNotes).




Through Synaptic Package Manager

1.

Open up Synaptic Package Manager
2.

Change your repositories to look for Hoary
*

From:


URI: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
Distribution: warty
Sections: main restricted

To:


http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
Distribution: hoary
Sections: main restricted

3.

Reload sources
4.

Mark All Upgrades


edit: as for your version: Does firefox start with a page saying
Welcome to Ubuntu Linux 5.04: The Hoary Hedgehog Release? If it doesn't you probably have 4.10 (assuming you downloaded an official ISO)

panickedthumb
April 30th, 2005, 01:42 PM
x86 isn't your version, its the architecture that it was built for. All IBM compatibles (computers that can run Windows) are x86. PPC is Apple macintosh, AMD64 is a specialized build for the new 64 bit amd processors, though AMD64 can run the x86 version as well