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Old 09-25-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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Help on installling


Im new on linux and i want to challenge myself and i need some basic on installing things and some other things too..
thank you, Danny
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:38 PM   #2
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What format is the software in that you want to install?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:41 PM   #3
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If it's an *.rpm file, use "rpm -i filename."

If it's a program that you have to compile (usually in *.tar.gz) first unzip/untar it with "tar -zxvf filename." It will usually create it's own directory. "cd" into that directort and look for a README or INSTALL file, if there's both, read them both. They will tell you how to compile/install them.

Good luck!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #4
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How do i install msn?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:42 PM   #5
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MSN doesn't really run on Linux. If you're looking for an MSN Messenger client, check out GAIM. While it *looks* like an AOL IM client, it will do Messenger right now. Take note, Yahoo, AOL and MSN mess with their software every few months, breaking other clients. Be prepared to upgrade every so often.

Also check out "amsn" (google search) for MSN Messenger. It's a direct look-alike to the windows MSN messenger. Good stuff.
 
  


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