Fresh install first installation

I just recently download this. The filesize was 2.66GB which was .01gb short from on e that i found on my tablet. I am having trouble seeing anything in the software section. My PC doesnt find my HL-1850 Brother printer. The Laptop is a ProBook 6475b. What is the the standard operating procedure for downloading drivers with this distro. I havent touched a linux distro in a while, since the Kubuntu and Fedora were getting their act together. Is this a debian or fedora distro it seems debian but i dont know well enough to say.

Edit* through following the instructions on the Brother website i gunzip the drivers and now it says i need wget.

Why can I not see anything in the software section?

It turns out it was a bad installation I believe I am headed in the right direction.