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hi, I've been a windows user all my life and I've just started using Linux. I started out with knoppix and am now on Suse 9.1 The only thing I'm missing is gAIM and firefox and I have no idea how to go about downloading and installing them. I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice, preferably in dummy terms :-)
i no nothing on suse :P but i slackware 10.0 i downloaded firefox from the mozilla site. and it had a gui install when i ran the binary i think ?.
anyway you should probably have a package manager and should be able to fetch gaim and firefox and it will install them?
In Suse there should be a program called YaST which you can use to search for and install software. You're probably better off posting this quesiton in the Suse forum. Slackware, Gentoo, Debian, Arch, Suse, etc.. all have methods of installing software without manually downloading the package. It's just easier on some distro's than others.
That's true, but where's the fun in having no errors?
Back to the topic, SryImPolish, you can look up "yast" online or type "man yast" to figure out how to do that, or, if that isn't working, go to http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php and download gaim from there.