I'm new at using Linux and need the step by step how to install programs from the INTERNET. I can download them; but I don't know how to get them to install before or after I unzip them. Isn't their a simple way to get the new programs I bring in to install through the Software Manager MintInstall? I know there are programs already there to install; but the new ones that didn't come with the operating system are the ones I can't get to install. I would appreciate it and be thankful is someone here could write me out a step by step on how to accomplish the new install programs that come zipped from the INTERNET.
1) use mintInstall. If the software you require is not there use: 2) Package Manager. Use the search bar to find the software you need and install it with one click. If not in Package Manager: 3) search the Internet for a Ubuntu (Debian .deb) package of the software you require. Download it to your download folder. Open a terminal. Navigate to the download folder with "cd". Then type: "sudo dpkg -i nameofpackage.deb"
Tell us what you actually want to install and we can help.
I have and found that I preferred the package manager. I'm not sure what the actual differences are though. I've got everything I need (mostly libraries) from the package manager and also from installing from source.
saeed the problem you're having is that's a windows progam linux does not support .exe files since oracle is listed in the name is it a database or what? Look in the repo's in software manager also check package manager that would be the best way for someone new to linux to install anything.
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