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Lunix help

By techie1411 ·
Where is all of this wonderful help that is supposed to exist for new users. I am a newbie to Ubuntu 11.04 (linux in general); have had good luck getting on line, navigating, downloading and installing pgms and add-ons that are a part of the Ubuntu package. I have not been able to install any pgms, ie .tar.gz. Every time that I search for help or answers all I end up with are these locations that charge an arm and a leg for assistence. I was led to believe that linux (open software) was a community that would give a new person an assist. I want to install truecrypt. I have downloaded the .tar.gz file but cannot even come close to installing it.

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Repost as 'Q&A'

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Lunix help

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer".

However in the meantime you are talking about Tar Balls and you can follow the directions here on how to uncompress them. A Tar Ball is like a Zipped File for Windows or maybe a better description is a ISO if that is any help.


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