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(05-16-2016, 08:52 AM)skunkbad Wrote:
(05-16-2016, 08:05 AM)christaliise Wrote:
(05-15-2016, 10:44 AM)skunkbad Wrote:
(05-15-2016, 04:53 AM)christaliise Wrote:
(05-14-2016, 12:55 PM)skunkbad Wrote: How to Install Wine 1.8 Stable via New PPA in Ubuntu

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015...e-new-ppa/

Install Virtualbox on Ubuntu

See the part "Debian-based Linux distributions"

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015...e-new-ppa/ - I get this result - 404 Whoa...you broke the Internet!

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads - I don't understand the contents of this page. Yes, I did see the part "Debian-based Linux distributions"

I do wish I could move ahead on Ubuntu.

The first link was just a result from searching Google for "Ubuntu 16.04 install Wine". Search for it and I'm sure you'll see the proper link.

As for not knowing what to do with the Virtualbox instructions, it sounds like you are blown away with terminal usage, and that's normal for a new Linux user. Windows almost never requires using the terminal, but in Linux you use it for many reasons, and it is powerful. I think what you should do is try to find a book at the library or watch some training videos on Ubuntu. Udemy.com has some nice Ubuntu videos, and there are probably many on YouTube. I would probably not be able to walk you through the installation of Wine and Virtualbox in a way that helped you understand what you were doing without writing a small book.

Have you used the terminal yet?

I right clicked the desktop and found "Open Terminal" among others.

I've tried "sudo apt-get install wine" which returned "Unable to locate package wine"
I also tried "sudo apt-get install virtualbox" which returned "sudu: command not found"

Quite frankly, I do not like Ubuntu. I am spending far more time with Ubuntu, than I have been wasting with Windows 7 & 10.

My mission is to build a website that is simple. It would be nice if I could find an Operating System that is simple. Is there a Linux distribution that is simple?

Maybe I should download Windows XP.

1) Opened up terminal - Good
2) Typed in commands that were not in the instructions provided by links - Bad

Ubuntu is considered one of the more user friendly distros for beginners, but many people like Linux Mint, so you might give that a shot. Honestly though, if you're having a hard time just installing Wine and Virtualbox, there's little chance that you'll be successful setting up the whole dev environment.

Windows XP is dead. You'd at least want to use 7.

OK, I accept your criticism. A GUI is simple and I want to stick with simple processes.

I have read many praises on Ubuntu including your own, but my own personal experience with Ubuntu is not good.

I have also studied the Linux Mint website, and other writeups, and I understand it is based on Ubuntu, which puts me off a little. However, I'll try it in the next few days.

I have 3 laptops;

(1) The new laptop I have recently bought and that I have installed Ubuntu. It is a compact unit, with a fast processor, and I was looking forward to using it for everyday usage.
(2) The laptop that I'm currently using, which I bought about 5 years ago, with Windows 10, but it previously had Windows 7. It has always been slow even with Windows 7. Some of my problems maybe caused by the processor, and or the Internet connection. I hate using it.
(3) A laptop I bought around 10 years ago. It was the cheapest I could buy at the time. It had Windows XP, and was fast. But it died from overuse. It needs a new harddrive, and the data transferred. I had no complaints with it.
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RE: [split] Linux ... (CommunityAuth) - by Narf - 05-10-2016, 01:32 PM
RE: [split] Linux ... (CommunityAuth) - by christaliise - 05-16-2016, 07:44 PM

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