I'll start by saying that without the answers provided by the people who take the time to
reply in these (and other) forums I would of given up on linux weeks ago.
Without your help I'd have a system with no 3d, no dvd, no mpegs, no P2P etc.etc.Thankyou
But (with no offence intended) it seems sometimes the answers are sometimes quick
to go running off to the command line. Many of us newbies have a background in
Windows at best. I'm beginning to realize the power of the shell and am determined
to learn to use it, but as an example;
Yesterday I downloaded a tar file (no RPM) from Azureus. Following the instructions
I tried to (untar?) from the command line. Fatal error and some more terms I didn't
recognize. Off to the forums, simular advice with slightly different syntax. Again fatal
Finally out of frustration reverted to the windows method, right clicked, extract here.
App seems to work fine.
So yes, please, list the shell solution, but if there is a method easier for ex-windows
users list that also. Some of us want to use our systems while we learn