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Old 12-23-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
exodus
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Help a Newbie please. Software questions for Suse 9.0


I'm new to Linux (2 days old), and lack the most basic knowledge of this OS - so please don't make fun of me.

I need someone to point me in the right direction....

1. Is there a Kazaa equivalent for Suse Linux?
2. How do I install software for this OS? I tried to install an .exe file, but it didn't work.
3. Does software have to be specifically tailored for SUse?
4. Is there a zonealarm equivalent for Linux?

If you could help me with my questions, I would be very thankfull.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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1. I think I've heard theres a kazaa for linux, search google.
2. Depends how its packaged, .exe files are for windows.

Files with a RPM extension are almost like .exe files, since you can click on them to install (I think suse supports RPM). If its in another format post here and myself or someone else will try to help you out.
3. Not usually.
4. Theres firewalls for Linux, but I don't know how to configure them.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Zekko I will take a look for RPM files.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:49 PM   #4
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Re: Help a Newbie please. Software questions for Suse 9.0

Quote:
Originally posted by exodus
4. Is there a zonealarm equivalent for Linux?
Firestarter
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:58 PM   #5
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1. Limewire is the Kazaa equivalent, but you still need to install Java Runtime which takes some understanding of the operating system. Learn that first.

2. Most of your programs will be found in Control Center > YAST2 Modules > Software > Install and Remove Software

3. Most of these RPM have files within them that are compatible with all distributions, but are packed and setup in the RPM such that they only work with that distro. Luckily, step #2 has access to the proper RPMs in SuSE 9.

4. Yes, it is Control Center > YAST2 Modules > Security and Users > Firewall.

You have many hours of reading about the base functionality of Linux common to all distributions ahead of you, before diving into actually driving the car. Start at http://www.google.com/linux and how-to's at http://www.linux.org/docs/
 
Old 12-25-2003, 01:31 AM   #6
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Number9, zekko, macewan, thanks for the pointers!
 
  


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