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how to access my Usb ? how to install apps ?
« on: May 08, 2016, 07:37:58 pm »
Guys i just installed Peppermint literately 40 minutes ago and I am super noob in this world !

is there anyway that i can open my USB using GUI instead of command line ?

also what's the best tutorial  and resource to learn linux and its command line ?

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Re: how to access my Usb ? how to install apps ?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 08:47:36 pm »
Yes, click on it in the left hand column of the file manager ;)
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Re: how to access my Usb ? how to install apps ?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 06:39:11 am »
To give you a visual on what PCNetSpec said:

Under "Devices": If you click on your USB it gets mounted, after that you can access it. Next to it you will see a "triangle", click on it to unmount the USB before you remove it.

And to answer your other questions:
You can install software through Software Manager, Synaptic Package Manager or via the Terminal, later on you can add PPA's or use .deb files or even build from source...
And about the "command line", here is something to get you started and this (pdf) is also very nice!
To be honest just learn as you go! ;)

If you fresh installed, you should fully update your system:
Open a terminal: Ctrl + Alt + t

Run following commands one by one:
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sudo apt-get update
You will be asked for your password, type it in and hit enter (you will not see any output while typing your password).

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sudo apt-get upgrade
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
After that restart your machine and enjoy Peppermint!

If you have any questions just ask on the forum, we'll try to help you!

BTW: Welcome to Peppermint! :)
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016, 06:52:34 am by GNULINUX »
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Re: how to access my Usb ? how to install apps ?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 08:19:37 am »
Hi abundancer, welcome to awesome world of Linux and to the very cool Peppermint Forum.   Learning the command line isn't an overnight process.  It's as GNULINUX has advised, learn as you go.  The PDF he's given you is a great starting point.   It's not hard, you'll soon realize what an immensely powerful tool it is. 

Hang out in the forum and when you see something that you like give it a whirl.  Don't be shy, we were all newbies at one time or another.  Ask questions, this is really important.  Use the Search function.  Check out the tutorials too.  There's loads of interesting stuff in that section.  There's a whole gang of use here, who will be really happy to help you out.  Don't worry, contrary to popular belief, Linux is really easy, once the penny drops.  You'll be up to speed in no time  ;).
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Re: how to access my Usb ? how to install apps ?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 06:20:26 pm »
Hi, Abundancer.
Welcome.  :)
You have a lot of material in internet. Use PeppermintOs without fear.
If you have questions, ask. You have good people here at Peppermint's forum and experienced users.