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Old 08-30-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Im New To Linux ( Help Installng files and more )


Hello as you may have noticed i havent been active latyly becasue i had to install windows again well im back to linux ( yay )

and im new once again.
I finally got the hang i belive of installing files but i noticed most files are always in differnet formats .bin .rpm .tar.gz

I tryed to download programs like azerous which didnt not install and work properly i was wondering what is th prosedure to install programs?


Also i decided for fun when i know a path on the website to use this command

wget -c filename.format

is that good to use? Also how could i go about to use text based internet? How to go on websites usng the kernel or terminal .. thanks



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Old 08-30-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? That's what it all depends on.

I wrote a graphical tutorial for Debian-based distros:

http://www.psychocats.net/essays/winuxinstall.php
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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The Almighty Power of the search function!!!!
If that fails, you can always ask the All Knowing GOOGLE about rpm's, bin's, tar.gz's!!!

man wget is a excellent resource for wget
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:29 PM   #4
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Installing programs depends on the distro you are using. Most distros have a package manager.

HOWTO - Install Software [README]

LinuxQuestions.org- Compiling Programs from Source - LinuxAnswers

For downloading programs you are better off using a download manager like Kget or d4x.

For text based internet access you need a browser like Lynx or links.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:41 PM   #5
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Im currently using Fedora core just for a while untill i get a little hang of linux then thinking of instaling mandrake or slackware.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:47 PM   #6
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Im currently using Fedora core just for a while untill i get a little hang of linux then thinking of instaling mandrake or slackware.
http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:52 PM   #7
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Re: Im New To Linux ( Help Installng files and more )

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Also i decided for fun when i know a path on the website to use this command

wget -c filename.format

is that good to use? Also how could i go about to use text based internet? How to go on websites usng the kernel or terminal .. thanks
That's one of the options. In fact, you can be online using text mode tools only. There are two popular text web browsers: lynx and links. Thy differ in the way they handle frames and similar things. Install both and check which you like better. There are also text mail programs (mail, pine...), ftp clients (ftp) and probably all you want.
 
  


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