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Old 03-13-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
sgara1
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Winzip and ISPs and Support


Hello,

I'm a recent Windows convert looking to use Linux and have Fedora Core installed on my laptop. I have a few basic questions that I needed to find out because it just doesn't seem obvious for me and they are:

1) What utility can we use to download so that we can open up zip/Winzip files within Linux? I need to extract some files from a zip file and Linux Fedora doesn't recognize the file type and keeps asking me to open it with some application by asking "Open with..."

2) How can I hook up to the internet via Dial Up connection? I have AOL as an ISP but they don't make software for Linux so what's a Fedora user to do in order to connect to the Internet?

3) Unlike Windows, Technical Support for Linux and Fedora seem non-existent. I'd like to actually speak to someone knowledgeable of Linux and/or Fedora to pose these and other questions to. Does anyone have a phone number I can call?

4) Also, how easy is it to un-install Fedora from a laptop?

Please reply or reach me at stevengara1@yahoo.com with any answers.

Thanks,

Steve Gara
 
Old 03-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
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to get you started.
you should be able to use the program "ark" for your .zip file needs.
i'm not all to familiar with fedora yet but plan to obtain it once core 2 is out of beta.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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unistalling a GNU/linux system is not difficullt, but will you ever do that?
 
Old 03-13-2004, 01:26 PM   #4
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1 linux handles zip files just fine

http://man.linuxquestions.org/index....ction=0&type=2

http://man.linuxquestions.org/index....ction=0&type=2

2 have a read here

http://axion.physics.ubc.ca/ppp-linux.html

http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialAOL.html

3 i'm not sure what windows support phone # you were using, but, i've never seen one. that said, imo, you won't find any better tech support anywhere, than right here in the confines of lq. plenty of knowledgeable individuals, tons of threads to sort through and read. whatever your technical needs, i'm sure you'll find them here.

4 it's as simple as any other os. a format and reinstall should take care of it.
good luck.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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1) What utility can we use to download so that we can open up zip/Winzip files within Linux? I need to extract some files from a zip file and Linux Fedora doesn't recognize the file type and keeps asking me to open it with some application by asking "Open with..."
You have to first install the zip utility before ARK can access zip files. Please do use we you sound like the borg. Give yourself credit. Say I.

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2) How can I hook up to the internet via Dial Up connection? I have AOL as an ISP but they don't make software for Linux so what's a Fedora user to do in order to connect to the Internet?
If neither the programs work that PEACEDOG listed. You have to set up a Windows computer to share the internet connection. You can always get another ISP. There are much cheaper dial-up ISPs and you will be able to use any OS because they use PPP.

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3) Unlike Windows, Technical Support for Linux and Fedora seem non-existent. I'd like to actually speak to someone knowledgeable of Linux and/or Fedora to pose these and other questions to. Does anyone have a phone number I can call?
Speaking to a knowledgable tech is like speaking to a wall. Many do know anything at all. The chances that you get a knowledgable tech is a little better than winning the lottery. Like previous posters, this forum and many other linux forums is much better. Though you have to do your part by giving out as much information as possible.

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4) Also, how easy is it to un-install Fedora from a laptop?
I would say run a virus on it but there is not many viruses that can destroy LINUX. All you need to do is run fdisk either in DOS, Windows, or LINUX and delete the partitions.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 05:31 PM   #6
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i have been real happy with Highstream.net as my isp the last 4 months. $9/month & u can use Linux with it. They have a long list of access numbers for Florida.

www.highstream.net

http://www.highstream.net/support/linux.asp
 
  


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