OK, I am the newest of newbs -- I have NEVER used Linux before, and I just want to know how to install programs while in Linux.
I am on a Compaq Presario that has Vista preinstalled, I installed Ubuntu 8.04 while in Vista (please don't laugh)....
I want to know a few other things too....
1. How to install a program (*.exe)
2. Why can't I just double-click on a *.exe file and have it run in Linux??
3. Is there an easy way to run Linux?? Like, is there a book for dummies on using Linux?? OR, is there a list of basic commands that I should dedicate to memory??
I understand, and fully appreciate, that Linux is free and I should be happy with that, but I would really like to learn how to use Linux -- anyone can install it, click on "Applications" and choose a pre-installed program -- I want to do more than just get by with it -- I want to know how to run it effectively.
I would like to fully come over to using Linux as my only OS and get away from Microsloth and Gates' fascination with developing OS's that are clearly not ready for launch, and that are also CLEARLY NOT WANTED by the general public.
So, if anyone would like to take it upon themselves to help a total newb in teaching me how to use Linux -- would very greatly appreciate it -- and when I feel comfortable enough, I will get rid of Vista completely and wipe this HDD clean and install with only Linux -- from what I have experienced so far, I am impressed.