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total novice, ex-windows user here, I would love it if you guys could help me a bit.
I managed to boot Ubuntu from a DVD and it's all running smoothly, however, I decided to try installing Openoffice and when I downloaded the file in Firefox, I expected the installation process to be a simple, windows-esque wizard that installs everything, instead I get a compressed file with a load of .deb files and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with them, having never needed to do this in the past.
so, upon going to the Openoffice support, I found installation instructions involving loads of terminal commands, only I'm not at all sure how to even access Terminal, or if there's anything in the software centre you can recommend to me that might handle the installs nice and easy for me.
I've had a couple of other teething problems, but nothing major, I'll ask about those later, thank you in advance, and yes, I'm willing to use terminal if needs be, no way like the hard way and all that.