getting installed on Linux

• Aug 1, 2009 - 16:27

Hi I have a Linux eeePC and I wanted to use this since I can also print it out on my windows PC at work if needs be - but I can't seem to get it installed? any version will do, my Linux version on this netbook seems to be a Xandos (or something like that) version of Linux which is related to debian I think... I don't know this is all new to me in the last 3 hours but that is how long I have spent trying to get this downloaded and working on my netbook. Can anyone hep? I seem to have first downloaded the windows version (ended in .exe) then stuff ending in .rpm, which I worked out I needed to unzip, and now I have a whole directory of files in there but I can't work out what I need to click on to install it or get an icon or anything... when I try to click on any of the files, file manager comes up asking me what programme i want to associate the file with...


I think my main problem is that I do not know where or how to download the Debian version, despite searching on google... that would be good start. I tried the prerelease version for debian since i could find that but even though I unpacked it etc on my computer, i cannot find how to get it started/install an icon. I'm not a total idiot, is this stuff supposed to be intuitive or what?!!

Installing software programs works differently on Linux than Windows. You should consult the help documentation for your computer with regards to installing and uninstalling software. When you are familiar with the process and Synaptic Package Manager then you should look up mscore using Synaptic rather than a web browser.

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