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Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
packages with slackware are sort of like zipfiles. the tgz or tar.gz files.
you extract them to where you want them, then run them there.
you add things to menu's in X manually, or use a tool that checks for
software and does it for you.
What is the exact file-name of the file you downloaded?
Where did you download it from?
I know this doesn't really pertain to your question, but I'd really suggest taking a look at Mozilla Firebird... It is open source and one of the most preferred browsers among the linuxquestions.org community.
thanks for the quick replies! its good to know there is so much support from these user communities.
Thsi is my first time tryingt o use linux as a desktop. I got fed up with my windows XP system so the last thing i seed it for was to download slackware 9.1 and burn a copy!
after looking around i saw that i actually already have the netscape browser that came with SW, but when i try to use it the application does not open. same thing for the email client associated with netscape, gimp and galeon. konqueror is the only browser that works for me.