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Kubuntu Newbie Experience XI - Installation Notes

Whenever you want to install a program from the Ubuntu repository you do it by typing in your CLI:

sudo apt-get install [program name]

After typing that, you are shown a series of messages and sometimes errors detailing what your PC is doing after you typed that specific command.

I'm a Linux newbie, so for me a good indication of a successful install is you get to see the place where you type commands again and that I don't get to see a negative word before it like: error, could not, don't want to, etc.

A good example of a failed installation is when it shows these:

sudo aptitude install filelight
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily una…