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Cool . Well, I've answered your other thread, so when you read that, you will most likely know how to uncompress those files. Linux uses a hole lot (but not less then Windows does) file compressions as bunzip2, gunzip, tar, zip, rar and a few others. Probably, all you've to do is to download the file you are interested in, uncompress it and put in a folder somewhere where KDE themes are
As far as I can remember there are such rpm floating around somewhere but could not remember. I got hold of one long time ago but has since dumped it. Who wants XP skin if there are more beautiful themes around for you to choose from?
Distribution: Debian Ethch, Fedora, SuSE 9.1 & 10.2 at work
suse doesnt only recognise RPM's.
RPMs are basicaly installers. they use a common format, you load the file into the rpm program, it installs it.
this next bit is how i understand it. pls correct me someone if im wrong.
.tgz or .tar.gz files are just archives, like .zip on ur windoesnt box. They are actualy 2 separate archive formats. .tar just lumps all the files together into one. it doesnt compress them. .gz (gzip) then compresses that single file. if i have understood it correctly, gzip can only compress single files, so multiple files are tar'ed 1st.
with the theme, just d/l the tar.gz, extract it (you should be able to double click on it and use a nice gooey gui, else use a console, cd to the directory, and type 'tar xzvf <filename>'). then copy/move the files to the location the themes go.
look around your configuration progs tho. they should make life easier.