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Hey I'm a newbie... and i've tried a couple time to firgure out how to download a program off the internet onto my computer... i understood how in windows but i dont understand how, or if i can. Also some suggestions for good programs the download music would also be a big help.
I've downloaded for instance kazaa... and just like totem i though it would come up under apps and then net but it wasn't there and i wasn't sure if i had to install it a certain way, and if not what am I doing wrong?
well that's how to install software, not download it. please see the linuxanswer on this site for details on generic software installation. any specific requirements of a program will be listed on its own homepage.
Originally posted by pinkfae222 wel thast what i said before... limewire says that linux supports it... when i download it it asked what program i was using i click on linux. i just dont understand how to install it.
What's the problem you're having? From their site:
Linux - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the prompt type: sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin
You do need to have the Java Runtime Environment installed to be able to use LimeWire, though.
What distro are you using? I use SuSE and Ubuntu. Both have programs (YaST in SuSE and Synaptic in Ubuntu) that automatically search repositories of programs, download them and install them for you. I could tell you how in both of those distros, but I have no idea about any others...