Originally Posted by amentzriona
I am not that familiar with Linux but a friend of mine advised me to avoid RPM and use Yum. I would like to know why....
Welcome to LQ.org amentzriona!
It's not really a matter of one vs another. Your friend is right though
. Anyway, you should first read what rpm's are and what yum is and how to use it. Links:
What is a rpm:
What is YUM:
When you read what they are, it is time to learn how use yum. I assume you are using Fedora Core:
There you will find out how to install rpm's through yum, among many other very important things.