Apr 2, 2013 at 8:23am UTC
Am new to linux and i dont have any gui installed. I would like 2 know which website 2 go 2, 2 download the gui and how do i install it after downloading. And how do i run installed programs such as python?
Apr 2, 2013 at 12:27pm UTC
The title says you don't have internet access in the title, but imply you do in the text.
The easiest way to get started with Debian without using the Internet is to start with a full set of DVDs. Usually, the first is sufficient.
Apr 2, 2013 at 4:53pm UTC
There are a few GUIs you can choose from. I would say that the big two are KDE and Gnome, though there are lots of other good ones (I use Cinnamon and Mate on my machines at home).
With an internet connection in debian, you can
$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$sudo apt-get install kde-desktop
$sudo apt-get install gnome-session
$sudo apt-get install x-window-system-core
Without an internet connection, look for .deb files at the following sites:
KDE: (The Kubuntu package is probably most compatible with Debian):
Note it can be very hard to find the .deb packages online. Most people assume you have internet and provide it in an apt-get repository.
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Apr 2, 2013 at 4:56pm UTC