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    What is unix? Installing programs?

    Hello i'm new to ubuntu.
    I was looking at the learning resources and i saw a book entitled "learn unix in 24 hours"
    my question is what is unix?
    is it the command line?
    Are there any differences between the terminal in linux vs the terminal in mac (i just switched from mac)

    Also i'm trying to install software. But i'm having a tough time doing so without the software centre.
    I'm trying to install a java IDE called Dr Java.
    I have a dr java.jar file in the download folder but i don't get how to install it.

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    Linux is based off UNIX but it is not the same.

    The terminal is similar to that on OSX, but it is still not the same.

    As for Dr. Java, see here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1256676
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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    so i'm still not getting it upon looking at that thread.
    apparently this is the code the person used:
    java -jar drjava-stable-20040326.jarhowever
    my file is a drjava beta
    name of the file is: drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
    this is where it's located: '/home/user/Downloads/drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar'
    so i tried
    java -jar drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
    but i got :
    Unable to access jarfile drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
    can ideas?

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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    how about trying

    Code:
    sudo java -jar drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar

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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    Unix is a one wheeled exercycle
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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Unix is a one wheeled exercycle
    Get the updated Kernel

    Unix E Ergometer Cross Trainer
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    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_2067160_ma...hone.html?cr=1

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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    sudo java -jar drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar

    didn't work
    this is what i got:
    Unable to access jarfile drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar

    any more ideas?

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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    Try using the full path to drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by seal308 View Post
    so i'm still not getting it upon looking at that thread.
    apparently this is the code the person used:
    java -jar drjava-stable-20040326.jarhowever
    my file is a drjava beta
    name of the file is: drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
    this is where it's located: '/home/user/Downloads/drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar'
    so i tried
    java -jar drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
    but i got :
    Unable to access jarfile drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
    can ideas?
    Looks like you entered wrong file path. Try this one.
    Code:
    java -jar ~/Downloads/drjava-beta-20110822-r5448.jar
    '~' means your home directory.

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    Re: What is unix? Installing programs?

    For help with your question "What is UNIX", check the following link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix


    Jerry

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