Do I install app software specific to a distribution
I'm new to Linux. I'm looking to (dual boot) install it on my system that currently has only Win XP. I'm not sure which distribution I should install - But that's another story. My question is do I need to install distribution specific application software. i.e. If I end up installing Fedora Core 3 on my system, and I want to later install xmms, yahoo msnger and Firefox etc. Do I need to look for versions of those software that are meant for FC3 or just for Linux?