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Old 02-01-2010, 02:41 AM   #1
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How to install Applications?


First of all hi, I'm new about Linpus Linux.
IDK how to install some Application, like Yahoo Messenger, Utorrent.
Those program that I indicate are sample programs that I want to install in.
Please help me. Thanks.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 03:13 AM   #2
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Assuming you're on fedora as that silly little icon suggests run "yum install pidgin" as root (open a terminal and run "su -" then enter the root password) for a chat client which supports YahooooooOooooooOOOOO!!!!111 and as for bittorrent clients, there are loads available, but I can't recommend a good one. if you run "yum search bittorrent" you'll get a list of all applications for bitorrent so you can have a look.

Alternatively all this stuff is accessible via the software installation gui in the system administration menu.

Note that you can't install windows software directly, this is NOT windows, it doesn't run windows software. There are always siutable functional equivalents though.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 03:31 AM   #3
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Thank you for reply sir.
Can you tell me the step by step for installation?
 
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i just did. it's that easy.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 03:42 AM   #5
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IDK where to find the "yum install pidgin"
 
Old 02-01-2010, 03:54 AM   #6
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As I said, open a terminal and run "su -" then enter the root password
 
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:13 AM   #7
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You do not say what computer you are using.

The Acer One uses Linpus Linux and this might help: "Add Apps to the Acer Aspire one" - http://www.laptopmag.com/Advice/how-...ps.aspx?step=1

The programs you mention, Yahoo Messenger and Utorrent, are NOT Linux programs. They are Windows programs. Do not try to load them. Find Linux equivalents e.g Pidgin and Azureus/Vuze.

(There is an old and useless Linux Yahoo Messenger but don't touch it!)
 
Old 02-01-2010, 04:20 AM   #8
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this is what I'm looking for. Thank you.
So it means I can't install Yahoo Messenger in Linpus?
 
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If you use a program like Pidgin, and you give it some details, you will be able to see your Yahoo! contacts.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 04:54 AM   #10
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Oh I see, I'll download it.
What about torrent? Those programs Azureus/Vuze support linux?
 
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same procedure as installing pidgin


first search

yum search torrent


then

yum install <what-u-find>
 
Old 02-01-2010, 05:47 AM   #12
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I didn't get it. xD
I finish download those programs. What's next? I'm here in Package Manager. What should I do?
 
Old 02-01-2010, 06:08 AM   #13
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same procedure as installing pidgin


first search

yum search torrent


then

yum install <what-u-find>
where should I type that code?
 
Old 02-01-2010, 06:09 AM   #14
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if you search and installed it successfully.

yum search <package>

yum install <package>


then its not only download but also install it.

now you need to use this application.
 
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If you have installed Pidgin from the Package Manager look in your Menu to see if it is there.

If you can't find it open a Terminal again and input: pidgin

...it should start
 
  


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