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Old 02-19-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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installing softwares


I ve bin usin linux for jus 2 days now, how do i install softwares in linux? Do .exe files not work in linux? Are there separate versions of softwares built specifically for linux, or can v use windows stuff?
 
Old 02-19-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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I ve bin usin linux for jus 2 days now, how do i install softwares in linux? Do .exe files not work in linux? Are there separate versions of softwares built specifically for linux, or can v use windows stuff?
*.exe files are for Windows, but some will work in Linux if you use a program called WINE. Software for Linux comes in various forms and some methods depend on the Linux distribution you are using. Take a look at the software installation guide at the LQ Wiki for details on package management in Linux.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 07:57 AM   #3
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Start by using your package manager. This is different on each distro, but is usually found by looking in the menus for something like "install software".

There are three basic installation methods--easiest first:
--package manager that comes with the distro
--download and run an install script
--download and compile on your system

Give us an example of what SW you want, and we can give a more detailed example. (Tell us what distro also)
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:41 AM   #4
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i ve elx distro, n 4 example i want 2 install limewire. i downloaded d setup file limewirewin.exe, but it wont get installed as u said. wt do i do with a .rpm file?
 
Old 02-19-2006, 12:23 PM   #5
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i ve elx distro, n 4 example i want 2 install limewire. i downloaded d setup file limewirewin.exe, but it wont get installed as u said. wt do i do with a .rpm file?
I assume that English is not your first language---not a problem. However, when you add the shorthand, it can make your communications pretty uninitelligible. FWIW (OOPS, that's "For What It's Worth")

.exe is a Windows executable. Not normally useful in Linux.

Does your distro use RPM as the package manager? If so, to install an .rpm file, simply do this:
rpm -i filename (enter the name of the file without the .rpm suffix)

man rpm for more details

Otherwise, tell us what IS your package manager.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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.exe file... installing on linux.

go to www.codeweavers.com
then go to products
next downloads
next download crossover office trail version.

you can easily install *.exe files on linux....including ftp and mail servers of windows too.

other option:
download wine tar file from wine head quarters.
as a user for example:

localhost$ wine serVftp*.exe( you can install like this)
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:15 PM   #7
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Better learn to use linux software before wine - can't run everything thru wine
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:21 PM   #8
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I've just had a thought regarding your distro of choice. It would probably be better for you to start with one of the popular distros like Suse, Mandriva, Fedora or Ubuntu and then move on to other distros once you have grasped the basics. These distros have big communities so help is always readily available. Just a thought.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:14 AM   #9
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hey thanks evbody 4 d suggetsions, actually i was foolin around wid my internet settings in linux, n since then i cant surf in linux, so m surfin in windows now!! Do u ve anythin like system restore in linux???
 
  


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