Learning about Linux : Ask/Answer A Quick Question thread

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  1. kogi

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    what app is it?

    You normally just configure, make install.
    They will automatically install to probably /usr/bin
     
  2. cvidler

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    /usr/local is available to all users on the system, and will require sudo/root access to install to there.

    $HOME is your personal directory, so the install will only work for your user account.
     
  3. elvis

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    What "app"? And which Linux distribution?

    I'm a 20+ year professional Linux veteran, and I resort to compiling things maybe twice a year. There should be plenty of options available before you get to "need to compile".
     
  4. Seraph

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    Distro is Ubuntu Mate

    Software is called Xournal, I heard its a pretty good notetaking software so I thought I'd check it out

    http://xournal.sourceforge.net/

    I downloaded the tar file and it looks like it needs to be compiled, unless im mistaken..
     
  5. elvis

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    It's in your software repository.

    Open the "Ubuntu Software" application, search for "xournal", and press the "Install" button. It'll pull the software down and install it for you, as well as anything else it needs to work.

    Do this as your first port of call from now on, whether you're searching for software to try (each software item has comments and reviews like any app store), or wanting to install it (but unlike other app stores, almost everything is free).

    Also, please remember that Linux is not Windows. It is quite different, but it is also easy if you read the very helpful documentation, made and distributed for free from thousands of hours of human effort that you don't have to pay a cent for:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/

    Start there, and check out what other very awesome things Linux can let you do that's way easier than Windows. :)
     
  6. elvis

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    Ah, my friends, you just got hit by the "X Y Problem":
    https://xyproblem.info/

    For which a good solution is "the five whys":
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_whys

    Always pays to dig a little deeper. People rarely need the solution the ask for, but instead the solution they didn't know they needed.

    Humans, eh? What fun creatures.
     
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  7. cvidler

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    reading the very first page there, it's 4+ years out of date, and tell you to look at Xournal++ which is still actively developed, and has packages for ubuntu, fedora, etc. etc.
     
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