Thanks Poetics, but I think I didn't make my question clear enough. I know I can install programs from the CD. But if I want to update to a newer PCLOS or to a newer Gimp or Open Office or whatever, does my computer running Linux have to directly connect to the internet in order to update these programs? Or can I download an "updater" file and then run it later on my computer that is not connected to the net.
I live in a country where there are no fast internet connections and I surf in cybercafes, then bring stuff home to my home computer (a laptop) and transfer files to it. I would like to be able to download update files in the cybercafe, save them to my flash drive, then take them home and install them on my home computer that has no net connection. Can you do this with Linux distros? Or would I have to drag my laptop to the cybercafe and connect it to their network in order to update? (I don't like to do that, I like to leave it at home)