updating software

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hi there,

yesterday i installed linux ubuntu 8.04 and i had to update mozilla firefox.

my question is how do i firstly open the terminal and how do i write the code so that i can update it? I believe it is something to do with sudo.

help is appreciated. thanks
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I am not very sure about your questions.. Perhaps the following step might help.

>> Hold ALT+F2, until run popup appeared
>> Then, type gnome-terminal
>> after that type,
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sudo apt-get -y install firefox"


note: is this your first time using ubuntu? perhaps, you could change the sudo password first before entering any command that use sudo.
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alternatively to using the run command, if you dont know how to get to the terminal in the menus, its in Applications > Accessories > Terminal.
first off, you'll want to update your sources which you would do with
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sudo apt-get update
then it'll ask for your user's password. enter your password (the blinking cursor in the terminal will not move, but it is still reading the characters you're typing) and then you'll want to upgrade the packages on your system with an
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sudo apt-get upgrade
you can add the -y flag as it will give you a list of packages and ask if you're sure you want to update them. so then the command would be
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sudo apt-get -y upgrade

there should also be a system updater near the clock which is a graphical way of checking for and updating your system
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after entering the command do i press enter?
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yes :]


you need to press enter after anything that you want the system to process

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