I am completely new to ubuntu so sorry if this is a basic question ,
exactly how do you install software ?
I have downloaded the Linux version of Adobe flash player and tried to install it using the apt-get install command in terminal but just get the
" unable to find package " message.
I have looked on quite a few ubuntu " how to " sites and printed off pages of instructions but none give easy step by step instructions .
I also want to install an anti virus and firewall but have the same problem
I get the installation icon on my desktop but when I double click on them all I get is a " script " text file .
Also when you download a file , how do you know if its a .tar or .deb or .rpm file because when I click on it all I get is an " unknown type " error message.
Confused ... I'll say I am ... but willing to give it a try .