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Up to this point I have not been able to make full use of Linux. The reason being I did not have a high speed internet. Now I do. I am trying to download and install Firefox. I have Fedora 7. Is there a KB page that explains this or can someone tell me what to do. The book that I am using is not very clear on the subject.
repositories are locations where precompiled binaries of softwares have been kept and all the dependencies have been also resolved - so when you just ask yum (yellow dog update manager) to do the job for you i.e either install or update any software it will findout the best repository and work it out for you.
Normally one or two repositories are already installed when you finish off your installation of fedora, but it is recommended you install livna and rpmfusion too. They have the best softwares and you won't have any problems thereon.
Thanks to everyone for their advice. I am going to try and get 11 loaded in the near future. I am a bit of a tinkerer and I finally got 7 to work. This reminds me of the early days of Windows when you had to know DOS and path commands to get things to work. My age is showing. I know I have a learning curve ahead of me but this is nothing new. Once again thanks to everyone. I will have more question to post in the future. Please keep a look out.
look i upgrade to 11 from 9 and it went well go com line yum -y update then yum clean all next yum install preupgrade next type preupgrade a list up grade there choose one then start sit back let it work, you should not loose anything , when i reboot all my file still there. ps you must be in root when you start. and forgive spelling