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How do i run installed programs on linux debian and how to install a gui without internet?

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April 2, 2013 4:44:02 AM

Am new to linux and i dont have any gui installed. I would like 2 know which website 2 go 2, 2 download the gui and how do i install it after downloading. And how do i run installed programs such as python?
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April 2, 2013 7:09:29 AM

anonymous1 said:
You will need to pick a Linux OS and install it. You can start here... http://www.linux.org/


Here is the install guide for debian 'squeeze'
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual

If this is too long for you to read, perhaps look into 'ubuntu' or 'linux-mint', as both of these come preconfigured with a 'gui'

*to run a python program, simply type:
  1. python /path/to/file/foo.py
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April 2, 2013 7:17:02 AM

johnsonparkar224 said:
Am new to linux and i dont have any gui installed. I would like 2 know which website 2 go 2, 2 download the gui and how do i install it after downloading. And how do i run installed programs such as python?

I'm assuming that you have no operating system installed yet. There are many versions of Linux available to you, you can check out some of the systems at distrowatch.com On the right column there you'll see links to the more popular like Ubuntu, Mint and Debian. I use Ubuntu myself.

Most installed programs run like in windows, you click on them. Out of the hundreds of programs on my system I use the command line to start maybe 5 but then I have some strange things. To answer your specific question, if there is no launcher which is uncommon to say the least, and you need to run a python program you use the command " py mypythonprogam.py" from a terminal.

Download and follow the install instructions either from a dvd or a flash disk and come back with your questions. Ubuntu has a repository of tens of thousands of programs that you can install by just choosing them from the installer.

April 3, 2013 2:10:43 PM

As a newbie Linux user, I would NOT recommend Debian mostly for your sanity sake. If you are wanting to play around with Linux and just kind of get a feel for it, I would recommend going with Ubuntu. It's pretty, has a good look and feel, and is less of a shock for Windows XP / 7 users than transitioning to Windows 8 from what I have seen. If you are interested in professional / enterprise applications of Linux, I would look more into Red Hat and its variants, or SuSe depending (in CONUS Red Hat is still king). If you are going to look into Red Hat variants, I would go with CentOS, they seem to have their act together for the most part, and pretty much everything Red Hat can do, CentOS does, and does it using the effectively same binaries...
April 7, 2013 11:43:02 PM

Go for UBUNTU 12.04. Comes with GUI.
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