Easiest way to do this is to use your distro's "Package Manager". This makes installation of just about (but not quite) all software really
easy. Easier than windows even, IMHO
Different distros use different package managers. I think Suse uses yast
I did a quick google search and here's a link that should get you started:
See post #3
So, learn how to use your package manager, it'll save you lots of time, maybe the program you want to install (and compile from source, by the sound of it) is already available through yast
. Just choose what you want installed, tell it to install it and hope you have a fast internet connection.
How can I do this without distrubing my system
Well, it will change your system, but if you use the package manager, it should not do any harm.
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