I'm a sporadic Linux user, but haven't used Ubuntu for some years until a hard disk crash on my Windows laptop forced me into running Ubuntu off USB/DVD. I love the new appearance, but as ever the user-friendliness means a lot of admin stuff gets hidden. I can't find system tools in the GUI any more as there's no Applications menu. I've done a bit of Net searching and it looks like I need to install gnome-system-tools for an admin GUI. This article describes how to install it via apt with the command:
sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
I've run that and it seemed to go ok, but no system tools appeared - I tried the Dash (nice innovation, that) and searched for 'system' but nothing extra appeared. I rebooted completely, still no dice. The screenshots in the article looked very different from what I can see, despite my running 12.04.
So my question is: how do I run the Gnome system tools in the GUI? How do I know if the package has been installed on the machine?
I'm running 12.04 LTS 'out of the box', but couldn't tell you what desktop interface I've got. I've looked at this thread but that refers to v10.
I've made a resolution to myself to get back to running linux in tandem with Windows, especially after the penguin has saved my bacon :o)