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    Exclamation Install software , customization.

    i just install ubuntu..i really dont know anything about it. how can i install software? like utorrent or any other windows softwares?. how can i really customize ubuntu to be my own "os"? customize the look of the desktop or how to view my folders like windows add options and effects.. any can point me the right direction to began this journey?

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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    Hi, welcome aboard!

    First, Ubuntu isn't another form of Windows. It is a completely different way of life. It's as different from Windows as iMac is.

    That said, once you get the hang of it, you'll find that it's fairly straight forward.

    In terms of software, unlike Windows where you download from the net, Ubuntu uses 'repositories' which can be accessed through the Ubuntu Software Centre.

    Windows software, by itself, wont work with any Linux distribution. It's just not designed for it. There are ways around this, but nothing is guaranteed to work. For the most part, there's usually a suitable Linux alternative in the software centre. Increasingly, more Windows developers are designing for both Linux and iMac's now, so who knows, maybe your fav software already has a Linux version.

    As far as customisation goes, being open source, you pretty can pretty much let your creativity fly!

    My advice would be to download Ubuntu onto a usb stick, and play with it in live mode, before installing it on your PC.

    Like I said, welcome aboard!
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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    welcome to Ubuntu . You can install apps from software center . Just search for the software and click install (password may be required)

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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    1. https://help.ubuntu.com/
    2. http://askubuntu.com/

    You cannot install windows software in Ubuntu. Ubuntu is an entirely different operating sstem, and not a drop-in replacement for windows. If you have been told otherwise, you have been misled. Please also read this

    Take a look at the above sites. Should you have more specific questions, or run into problems, please post a thread with a descriptive title so those most experienced or knowledgeable in the subject can respond.

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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    First, Ubuntu has a very robust Software Center full of programs which are built to run on Ubuntu.
    Second Ubuntu comes with a built-in torrent client called transmission, but the software center has others as well.
    Thirdly, Ubuntu is linux, not Windows. Windows programs don't run natively on linux platforms. However there is a program called wine which allows some Windows programs to work in linux.
    For more help:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/index.html

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community

    http://www.winehq.org/
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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    thank you..for the information.. when i downloaded utorrent for Linux then i went to youtube to watch a tut on how to install. told me to open the terminal which i did but i dont fully understand the instructions. and also wat would be the language i would have to learn to write programs for linux/ubuntu.

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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddaHydeDro View Post
    thank you..for the information.. when i downloaded utorrent for Linux then i went to youtube to watch a tut on how to install. told me to open the terminal which i did but i dont fully understand the instructions. and also wat would be the language i would have to learn to write programs for linux/ubuntu.
    Ubuntu already has a very capable torrent program. It's Transmission.

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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    you can install utorrent on Ubuntu as well

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    Re: Install software , customization.

    Any reason you need utorrent so badly?
    The default built-in Transmission torrent program is very capable, and if that didn't suffice your needs there are plenty within the Ubuntu Software Center.

    Here's more Ubuntu reading:

    http://ubuntu-manual.org/
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    Re: simple?...Ubuntu......???

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Ubuntu already has a very capable torrent program. It's Transmission.
    +1 for Transmission. Also there are other torrent programs in Ubuntu, search torrent in Ubuntu Software Centre. You can install uTorrent in Ubuntu, but it will not be the same version as in Windows, neither same look and feel.

    Have a look at these answers http://askubuntu.com/questions/19838...stall-utorrent and see if it helps. Should you require a specific feature in utorrent, just ask for it and you will directed the best torrent client.

    And welcome to Linux for human beings.

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