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APT is debians package management tool. redhat, seeing what it can do, and how it can make everyones life simpler, ported it for RH users. the details of APT can be found on debians (debian.org) site.
dont worry bout "loading stuff". those 2 links are from redhat rpm sites which i looked up for you (rh9 specifically).
if you installed those 2 rpm's as i suggested....
say you want to install xmms now.... what you will do is "apt-get install xmms".
if you want to install mozilla now .... "apt-get install mozilla"
yes, it must look confusing because of its simplicity, but thats what it does. it will look up "xmms" or "mozilla" in its lists of repositories (which is in the sources.list file i mentioned), download it, and any other dependencies it might need, and install it for you. so, it will search, download, check (+download if necessary) dependencies, and install for you, with only 1 command. 'leading to less use of aspirin trying to solve dependencies, and more productivity.
Trust the advice you've been given. apt-get is a MUST HAVE if you're new to Linux and running RH9. To take it even further, there's a gui frontend for it called synaptical...point and click instead of command line.