I am a total newbie at Linux, I have earlier tried Red Hat 8.0 but ended up formatting my drive after 5 days of hair ripping.
Ever since I heard of the user friendly distro's I've wanted to replace windows.
yesterday I installed Mandrake 9.2 and got most of the essential things to work.
However I have one big obstacle in my way and that is that I don't have a clue how to install thirdpart software, for example Ventrilo.
Downloaded the Ventrilo for Linux files and they were "tarred" (or what its called) I created a new folder where I put all the files within the tar-archive.
How do I install or run these files in Linux?
I mean there is no ms .exe I know that but how do I start/install programs?
I know this must be a laugh to you experienced Linux users but I will be too one day.
Thanks in advance for all help I can get.