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If you setup a dual-boot, make sure that you install os-prober.

Installing Software

Generally searching for "Software" or "Program" on the Beginner Distros will pull up a nice interface for you to search for and install packages. For more see here.


In general, search for "Update". Some distros have a nice interface for updates. If not, see here.


  • With Windows you needed an Anti-Virus program, but not in Linux. (see here if you want one anyway). However, it is recommended that you have a firewall to block other computers on the network from making connections into your machine.

  • To set up a firewall:

    1. Install the package gufw.

    2. Open gufw

    3. Click on the status slider to turn it on.