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Ubuntu - How do I run a newly downloaded program?

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  • Started 6 years ago by elizabeth
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elizabeth
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Brand new to ubuntu - or any linux OS - so bear with me. I have tried downloading some programs (for example, childsplay) and I get as far as opening the folders and browsing through the files, but I don't know how to actually install anything and all the icons are still unrecognisable to my untrained eyes. The file extensions make no sense either, of course - so the best I can do is look at the code for the program. Can anyone help me? Am I lacking a million codecs before it will try to run or what? The run function is a mystery to me. Are there some keywords I should know that I can match up with a specific program name?

Any help is very appreciated! Thank you in advance. :)

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elizabeth
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=500020 a great guide I found if anyone else has the same question

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Scott
Scott
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Thank you for posting back Elizabeth, that truly is a great guide.

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