reason for Terminal

Asked by o.k

One of the questions I had was about the terminal, if I want to load drivers for my computer lets say for the wifi will I go to terminal or some other programs in Ubuntu? And what is a good sight for understanding the terminal

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o.k (omarkhan006) said :

i forgot to add one more thing, is the terminal the main difference in Ubnuntu from Windows, like windows will have every thing installed for you but in Ubuntu some things are not but with terminal they can?

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Best Deepak Mishra (dpux) said :

a terminal is just a "program" like "cmd" (startmenu -> run > cmd) in windows.
the only difference you would feel here, is that terminal would be used a lot really makes things simple and fast.

for installing programs, you need not necessarily use terminal, you can use synaptic package manager too; just search for what you want.
heres the guide if you need it :

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Trygve Vea (trygve-vea-gmail) said :


I will begin by introducing you to an article from the Free Software Magazine - A beginners tutorial for the Linux Command Line:

In Linux, you can use the terminal to do pretty much everything (but you don't have to). The downside is that understanding a Command Line Interface requires more than average computer skills.

Ubuntu has come a very far way on creating very user-friendly graphical utilities on doing the most common actions, so most software and drivers do not require you to use anything other than the Add/Remove Programs-utility.

If you're looking after a way to make your wifi work, you should tell which wifi hardware you've got - and perhaps search the internet to find out if it's supported. The output of the following terminal command is important: sudo lshw

(It asks for your password, since accessing hardware information is considered an administrative task)

I hope this helps :)

Regards, Trygve

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o.k (omarkhan006) said :

thanks both of you

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o.k (omarkhan006) said :

Thanks deepak mishra, that solved my question.