OK your are diving in head first into the shallow end of a pool right now... One thing at a time
>1) when someone tells another person, just type" % make " for example, Where do i type this? where do i find this to type it in, and are there basic commands i should know.?
One of the best things about Linux is the fact that even though when you are currently seeing a GUI(Graphical User Interface) when you turn on your computer, it is actually running several CLI(Command Line Interfaces) as well behind it. In Ubunutu you can get to these I believe by pressing CTRL+ALT+FKey Where FKey is F1-F6 and I believe F7 will get you back to the GUI(Meaning CTRL+ALT+F7).
Another way to get to a CLI is in your WM(Window Manager, in your case I believe it is Gnome) there should be a program you can launch somewhere called a terminal. Gnome definitly has one, you just may have to search throguh the menus for it. This will also open a CLI for you.
The CLI is where you would type in commands, it works similarly to the old DOS prompts if you are familiar with them though some of the commands are a bit different. If you do a search on the web you should be able to find a good list of commands but some of the basics are...
cd - Change Directory
ls - List Files in Directory
mv - Move File
cp - Copy File
rm - Remove File
man - VERY important one here, in most cases if you follow this with another command for a program it will give you a basic help file about the program. It is short for MANual page. Very useful tool in learning the Command Line Interface
The Command Line interface IS Case Sensitive. All the commands I typed on the Left side of the - (Hyphen) are correct and in the correct case. You can also run programs by typing in the name of the program and if they are in your PATH(Ill get to that at a later date once you master some of the basics) it will open them, or if you are in the same directory as the executable you can run a program by preceeding it with ./
For example if you have a program in the same directory you are currently in called foo, to launch it you would type ./foo
Another fun thing to play with is the TAB autocompletion in the CLI, if you are typing out something long, get part way through it and hit the TAB key twice, this will either auto-complete the typing to a certain point, or give you a list of possiblities to finish the typing depending on wether there is more than one possibility or not. If you are confused by it dont bother with it right now, but it will make your life MUCH easier later on and is a good thing to learn at some point early in your Linux Career.
>2) why is it when im trying to install all the bluetooth it says i cant because i need this file "XXXX" but when i search for that , its not even on the OS. Im confused.
I would have to look into bluetooth drivers, can you post a link to where you read that and Ill take a look sometime(Or someone else might beat me to it
>3) i need step by step instructions on how to get my Dell Truemobil 350 BT internal card to work and recognize my BT devices, one important one - my MS intellimouse.
>4) Can i install games? Is there some way to run .exe's that im missing in linux??
.exe is a Windows thing. Yes there is a way, there is a compatibility layer called Wine, as well as a couple of versions based off Wine for different purposes to run Windows Programs. Just for the record in Linux something doesnt need to be .exe in order to be executable, in fact often there is no extension on the program whatsoever.
Anyways Wine is still being developed very actively, but that is a topic for more advanced things to be honest, again once you get the basic operation of Linux down that is where I would look into this. For games there is an offshoot of Wine called Cedega that costs 5 dollars a month to be able to download and compile the most up to date version of it, but it is designed to run games. Wine itself is free though but is a semi-advanced thing to set up.
>5) on my touchpad how do i get it so that linux recognizes the scroll feature? Again can i install an EXE to take care of this??
Again see above about the .exe not being needed. To do this is going to require some work in your xorg.conf if I remember right. Unfortunatly I dont have the info in front of me right now so Ill have to get ot that later unless someone else beats me to it at the moment. I am running short on time so remind me and Ill come back to here