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First, thanks to all who have been so supportaive to those of us making the transition to linux. Here's my question....
I have a fresh install of Mandrake 10 and want to install Firefox Browser. I downloaded it and clicked it and KDE X-windows asks "Open with....."
Well, heck if I know, I just want it to install it. I'm used to clicking and it just happens in windows. So then I figure out that it's a tar file (a compressed file) and after a while, I figure out how to extract it.
Now, what? Well, I after a few hours I find a script file and it seems to be installing fine. Cool!
No so fast. Where the heck is it? It's not on the start menu under browsers or anywhere else that I know to look and the Firefox Facts don't say anything. So here I am with a computer that I think has firefox, but no way to run it.
If you downloaded a firefox.tar.gz it should extract to a firefox folder with a firefox script inside. Run the firefox script with a command in a shell
When you've found the command that works you should be able to create a launcher on your desktop that does the same thing (it depends what desktop you use).
your right.,.. it should be a lot easier.... but linux is still quit elitist... which is why it will wont defeet microsfot...
on the plus side... skils learned messing about on a home linux install can be used on a £100,000 pound super cluster mega server with cream.