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Old 08-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Post Unable to download software


Hi,

I am new to Linux and I can't seem to download anything. I download it, but then cannot open it. I tried to download adobe flash player 9 (linux version). But could not open the file to install it. If anyone can help me with this it would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 08-09-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 08-09-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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Eee PC 1.6.0.104

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Old 08-09-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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A distro is a Distribution - a flavour of linux.
There are many - a few widely used and popular ones:
Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, RedHat, DSL, Puppy - search the forums...
Eighter you installed yourself - then you really should know.
Or you got it/bought it together with your computer - then ask those who gave/sold it to you what flavour of linux it is.
 
Old 08-09-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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linux version

Linux Xandros
 
Old 08-09-2008, 08:30 PM   #6
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ben86uk,

Would you mind installing a different version of Linux? Xandros has its limitations and you may be better off installing a something else.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home

Last edited by jay73; 08-09-2008 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2008, 06:20 AM   #7
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Does anyone know how I can get p2p software downloaded on linux xandros?
 
Old 08-10-2008, 06:44 AM   #8
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Maybe these will help you?
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Using_X...lling_Software
http://forums.xandros.com/index.php
Or at least get you started.
AFAIK they too use tools like apt-get and the GUI "Synaptic" for that.
Xandros is (to me) a strange kind of (half?)-commercial distribution which - as already mentioned - has some limitations (because of that).
I personally would not lay my hands on this...but don't let that stop you.
You should also consult their website and/or support for how installing/upgrading software is done in Xandros.
A more flexible solution would probably be the installation of something like a special Ubuntu tailored for EeePC like jay73 already suggested.
 
Old 08-10-2008, 07:18 AM   #9
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Ben, you should look here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/
and here: http://forum.eeeuser.com/
 
  


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