Hello gentlemen. Since I am currently unable to find a stable wireless network in my neigbourhood I can't use Yast's packet manager, and everything I've been installing in my SUSE- equipped laptop has been transferred via a usb stick from my Windows PC and installed by using the ./configure, make and make install commands. Now a friend has informed me that use of these commands is highly not recommended, because you can't check where your files go, so uninstallation is only feasible if the files are manually deleted from the installation folder. He recommended, therefore, that I use YUM to install my stuff.
My question is: What is YUM? Is it another packet manager? Because if it is, I just don't need it and am just gonna have to find a way to connect my laptop to the internet. Also, any particular version I should be watching for? And, how do I use it?