Sunday, August 8, 2010

No need for unnecessary headaches in Ubuntu Linux

From the onset I will admit that changing from proprietary software (MS Windows) to Open Source (Ubuntu Linux) was not without a couple of knocks and doubt. Maybe I'm over exaggerating on the knocks which have been much smoother that I ever expected. I ran against my first brick-wall when I tried to install the huge and very popular software repository Ubuntu Tweak. Getting my first message of a corrupted file was a bit disheartening. I fooled around with the message to rectify the problem, but the way I structured the command line did not solve my problem. I sourced some help from the Ubuntu website and came across this help link that should be a bookmark for every Ubuntu user: .

It is an awesome resource that gives immediate answers to posted questions. All posts and answers can be viewed. I got a quick crash course on the use of command line in Ubuntu and successfully executed my first command in Ubuntu:
Applications>Accessories>Terminal>sudo dpkg --configure -a

The interactivity and feedback in stack exchange is timeous and pretty amazing. Any problem encountered can be fixed in a jiffy.I installed Ubuntu Tweak without any hassle. The Compiz application in Tweak allows the user to build up an awesome desktop. An amazing feature. For now I am continuing my exploring into the wonderful world of Ubuntu Linux.

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