bkmtech
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I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:35 am

Hi

First, allow me to say what a privilege it is to have properly identified myself so I can ask a question about a product you make.

Second, I am trying to understand why you have made it so difficult and cumbersome to get the desktop program installed.

I'm sorry, what year is this?

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:47 pm

2020

What's the problem?

What stage are you at
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pat ... spberry-pi
?

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:53 pm

I have to point I am 62 years old and maybe the age differential makes it impossible to communicate effectively.

I want to know point-blank why nobody at or associated with this foundation can create a simple executable for installing desktop software.

Is that clear enough?

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:58 pm

To heck with it, I have never found these types of forums to of be much use!

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:01 pm

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:02 pm

[Mod edit: removed profanity]

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:04 pm

because that is not how Linux/Debian/RaspberryPi OS works.
You'll need to go back to how Linux distribution work and that history and annoyingly various throughout the different OSs. This isn't the easy common Windows setup.

The installable programs are .deb files
These actually can be double clicked on the RPI Desktops but they tend not to be available unless the company/software person provides it. and then you need an ARM version.. and then you need the .. yeah yeah get more specific .


The way most install is through 'A store' like Windows Store/Google Store/etc. but not as pretty as usable.

In your Raspberry menu there is a program to add programs, one is a basics recommend software, the other is a full apt manager providing you with everything Debian and RPi have to offer.
Unfortunately you have to know what you want and probably the specific name of it.

There is also the command line you can type it all out, the webpage of the program usually tells you how.

Yes a faff and ease of use is limited compared no windows.


anyway, what are you trying to install?

it may be easier to guide you.
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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:06 pm

I see you have no patience, it takes a while to read, type and reply.

Goodbye.
unless you really want help.

We are not paid, we are just people helping people. Even the admin and engineers are normally in here in their free time. it is the weekend during a covid lockdown here in England.

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:16 pm

bkmtech wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:53 pm
I have to point I am 62 years old and maybe the age differential makes it impossible to communicate effectively.
FYI quite a lot of the knowledgable volunteers on here are older than you by some years. I'm just a few years younger than you.
I want to know point-blank why nobody at or associated with this foundation can create a simple executable for installing desktop software.

Is that clear enough?
No. What do you mean by "a simple executable for installing desktop software"?

Perhaps if you posted a coherent question with examples of what you mean?
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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:38 pm

.
Duplicate of, do not feed the Trolls:

viewtopic.php?f=91&t=290490
The information is out there....you just have to let it in.

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:52 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:38 pm
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Duplicate of, do not feed the Trolls:

viewtopic.php?f=91&t=290490
I think this is the original, the others are extras.

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:03 pm

Other topics locked (& O.P. banned for a cooling off period)
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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:38 pm

I've just read this...

I am stunned!

One would have thought a 62 year old would have learn some patience. Or even politeness. Or even how to ask a question that makes sense to other human beings. Unlike every single post written by him/her.

I still have no idea what his problem is (with the Pi, I'm pretty sure I can narrow down the others ones)
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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:46 pm

jamesh wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:38 pm
I've just read this...

I am stunned!

One would have thought a 62 year old would have learn some patience. Or even politeness. Or even how to ask a question that makes sense to other human beings. Unlike every single post written by him/her.

I still have no idea what his problem is (with the Pi, I'm pretty sure I can narrow down the others ones)
Agreed...it's pretty amazing in the scope of attitude, language and a lack of clarity around what the actual problem is how far he's gotten with the Pi. I was tempted to reply to the post where the OP cited age and mention mine (I'm older than the OP is...by nearly a decade, and I'm *far* from the oldest regular here).

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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:54 pm

jamesh wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:38 pm
One would have thought a 62 year old would have learn some patience. Or even politeness. Or even how to ask a question that makes sense to other human beings.
An earlier post in this thread uses the . word in full. (by . I mean starting with 0x66 ....)
I suggest deleting the entire thread, it contains nothing of value.
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Re: I'm a beginner

Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:22 pm

OP obviously got hit with the ban stick for that comical but insulting chain of posts.
Locking. What an odd way to approach a problem.
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