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Ubuntu Linux: Install vim Text Editor

I recently switched from OS X to Ubuntu. When I run the ‘vim file.c’ command at terminal, I see an error message that read as follows:

The program ‘vim’ can be found in the following packages:
* vim
* vim-gnome

* vim-tiny
* vim-athena
* vim-gtk
* vim-nox
Try: apt-get install <selected package>

How do I fix this problem and why vim is not a default text editor on Ubuntu Linux? How can I install full-fledged vim text editor in Ubuntu Linux?
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Ubuntu Linux: Install Latest Oracle Java 7

I am a network admin who recently made the switch from MS-Windows to Ubuntu Linux. I need to use Java and Firefox web browser plugin to run java applet. I am unable to access many devices such as Firewall appliance, LBS/VPX, and network equipments due to Ubuntu’s incompatible openjdk and icedtea plugin. I also searched software center but unable to find Oracle Java 7. How do I install Oracle Java 7 and get rid of this incompatibility problems on Ubuntu Linux amd64 v12.04 LTS or v13.04+?
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Linux: Dell Laptop Fan Control And Get CPU Temperature

I have installed Debian or Ubuntu Linux on Dell Inspiron / Latitude / Precision / Vostro laptop. How do I see the current CPU temperature? How do I control and see fan status on Dell laptop?
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Ubuntu Linux: Install Google Chrome Browser Command

I am unable to find Google Chrome Browser in Ubuntu software center. How do I install Google Chrome in Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS or v13.04 using command line options?
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Ubuntu Linux: Install Wake On Lan Client For Server

How do I install wake on lan client under Ubuntu Linux desktop to wakeup Unix or Linux based servers?
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Linux: Sort du -h (human-readable) Output By Size

I have a large number of files stored in ~/Downloads/ directory. How do I sort and print sizes in human readable format using du -h command under Ubuntu Linux LTS version 12.04 or any other Linux distributions?
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GCC: Linux gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory

I have Debian / Ubuntu Linux. I need to compile software written in C. The gcc throwing an error that read as follows:

gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make: *** [foo.o] Error 1

How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux 64 bit system and compile apps using gcc compiler?
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Ubuntu Linux: Concatenate Text Files Command

How do I concatenates the text files called first.doc and second.doc and writes the result to final.doc under Ubuntu Linux operating systems?
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Ubuntu / Debian: Restart Named Service Command

How do I restart named (Internet domain name server) from ISC using command line option under Debian or Ubuntu Linux server?
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Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Install and Setup TFTPD Server

How do I install and configure TFTP server under Debian or Ubuntu Linux server to configure networking equipment such as remote booting of diskless devices or remote loading of Unix like operating systems via PXE boot?
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