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    Downloading questions

    I'm new to Linux and I recently installed Ubuntu. Could anybody help me figure out how to properly download programs to my desktop. An example would be bittorrent.

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    Re: Downloading questions

    Hi Dounut. Welcome to the forums

    Open the 'Software Center', look for programs that may interest you, and press install.

    For torrent download, there's a pre installed program called transmission. It is the equivalent to uTorrent.

    Let us know how it goes. Come here often and have fun.
    Regards.

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    Re: Downloading questions

    actually I find this more convenient.

    "sudo apt-get install " + name of the software

    But you must make sure you enter the name exactly..

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    Re: Downloading questions

    Installing synaptic software manager is a good tool for software as well. I also use it to help me purge software I do not want and could not locate through other means.
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    Re: Downloading questions

    Wow thanks guys!! That actually helped me get set up . But one more question, with sudo get does it have to be programs within Ubuntu or does it search a program through the internet?

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    Re: Downloading questions

    Have a look at this: Repositories/Ubuntu


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    Re: Downloading questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dounut View Post
    Wow thanks guys!! That actually helped me get set up . But one more question, with sudo get does it have to be programs within Ubuntu or does it search a program through the internet?

    sudo gives you root access, aka, the ability to install programs system wide, otherwise you'd only be able to install programs in a user folder.
    Running apt-get connects you to the Ubuntu repositories(and any repo you've added via ppa).

    Code:
    man apt-get
    Code:
    man sudo
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    Re: Downloading questions

    One of the great features of Linux and Ubuntu is safety and security. It is probably a good idea for someone new to use the Software Center or Synaptic to install software. Most anything you want to use or do can be found there.

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