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I'm a newbie to linux. I have installed ubuntu 12.10. How can i have administrative privileges since i am the Administrator.

On windows if you're the administrator running and installing an application is easy. in ubuntu launching an application requires an administrative privileges..

can someone enlighten me please, how do i go about this?

Thank you.

Answers

You can become admin in Ubuntu with sudo -i. If you want to launch any application as root then application can be launched as follows

sudo application_name

If it is a GUI application then launch it with

gksudo application_name

Installing application can be done from apt-get ,aptitude,Software center , synaptic package manager.

From apt-get

sudo apt-get install application_name

From aptitude

sudo aptitude install application_name

Software center and synaptic are GUI applications.

NOTE: You should have clear knowledge on which application can be launched as admin.

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