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Old 10-14-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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is their any difference b/w linux and opensuse


hey

i had opensuse12.2 installed in my lapee.when i googled i get more results for linux than opensuse. i am reading the thread how to install form source by trickykid when i apllied it to my computer in first command(i.e $ cd ~) it shows ("If '$' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
cnf $
")
is their any difference b/w linux and opensuse?should i apply the results of linux to opensuse?

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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I don't know that thread you refer to but my guess is you typed the character '$' at the beginning of your command, like this :
Code:
$ cd ~
Instead simply type:
Code:
cd ~
In the thread you are reading the '$' sign represents part of the "bash prompt" for a regular user and is an output of the bash interpreter, not an input of the user.

And yes, opensuse is a "kind" of Linux (what is usually called a "distribution") so the same commands should be used (mostly).

EDIT. I've found the post you are referring to and I confirm: do not type the leading '$' in any of these commands.

PS As a side note, I advise you not to install from source anything if you can avoid it: better install already built packages intended for your version of your distribution using tools included in it for that purpose, otherwise you will be messing up you system very fast.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Yes, only install software from source packages if it isn't available from your distro's repository. There will be a tool built into your Linux installation that knows about all of the software that can be installed as a package. There are good reasons for doing this, including automatic or advisories of updates, customization of installations to be compatible with existing software, and handling of dependencies with other software packages (which can be very complex).

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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So to answer your question. OpenSuse is built on top of the Linux kernel with a collection of GNU applications, therefore OpenSuse and lots of distros out there are a Gnu-Linux combination that run on your computer.

There are other OSs out there that run on top of the Linux Kernel but they use other apps, like Android.

Now for your to install new software in your computer it is advice to use the software manager found under YasT instead of doing it from source. It will be easier for you that way. Also to compile programs from source in OpenSuse you will need to install the developer tools and libraries, it can get messy so for now stay with the package manager.

You wont be able to install anything the windows way, where you just go to a web site and download the EXE file and click next on all the pop up.

However the file extension for OpenSuse is .rpm incase you wanted to know that.

Good luck to you!
 
Old 10-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Opps , never mind.

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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@ ajay06081993

You don't need to type cd ~ to return to your home directory. Simply type cd by itself and press enter.

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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Quote:
is their any difference b/w linux and opensuse
that makes NO sense???

that is like asking
"is there a difference between a "TRUCK" and a "ford F-150 "

or
is there a difference between "fruit" and an "Apple "


you might want to start with some basics
look at the TOP of the page here
see that link called" tutorials "
click it

also OpenSUSE has it's own forum
http://forums.opensuse.org/forum.php
opensuse dose a LOT fo things VERY differently that other distros
so you might want to READ the suse wiki
http://en.opensuse.org/Main_Page
 
Old 10-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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i went to the tutorials but their are bunch of tutorials so can you guide me which tutorials i have to read first?
 
Old 10-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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Here is a free ebook called Linux 101 Hacks
http://cosy.univ-reims.fr/~bhaggar/d...-101-Hacks.pdf
 
  


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