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Old 04-13-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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sudo apt-get install


hi .. I am an experienced Ubuntu user but, I have been always soft corner with openSUSE. And after openSUSE 11.4, I had decided to switch to that from my Ubuntu 10.10.

Now I have a couple of doubts below :

1.

Along with Linux Windows XP is my primary OS, so how can I move my all downloaded Thunderbird E-mails to Windows as well as openSUSE so that , I don't need to download those E-mails again.
( I've 2 accounts configured in Thunderbird )

2.

What is the command Equivalent to "sudo apt-get install <package>" in OpenSUSE 11.4 ?
Also is there anything like "Ubuntu Software center" in OpenSUSE, using which I can install packages in some more user-friendly way ?

3.

Currently I have installed OpenSUSE 11.2 on my Hard Disk can I upgrade to OpenSUSE 11.4 EASILY ?


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Old 04-13-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Hello,

As always, Google has the answers:

1. mozillaZine
2. http://en.opensuse.org/Package_management
3. openSUSE forums

Hope that helps. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 04-13-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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1. Copy the ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default to Windows
2, 3. Take a look at OpenSUSE documentation
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:46 AM   #4
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Add. 2 :

The Suse command line installer is zypper : # zypper in <package>

Search : # zypper se <name> ( or part of name )

Please read 'man zypper'.
http://manpages.unixforum.co.uk/man-...-man-page.html

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Zypper_usage_11.3

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:34 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aarsh View Post
I have a couple of doubts below :
I don't mean to be rude, but I just wanted to say that in English, "doubt" means that you don't believe that something will meet your expectations, not that you have a question.

And if you have found a satistactory solution, mark the thread as solved.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 04:25 AM   #6
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@MTK358 :

I don't wanna be rude over-here but I was solely concentrating on the technical points (1, 2 & 3 ) but it seems that Now I should go to some "English Classes" instead using Linux, will this satisfy your "expectation" of posting the threads ?

@EricTRA , quanta & @knudfl : Thanks alot for your kind support and concern

Last edited by aarsh; 04-14-2011 at 04:27 AM.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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I don't wanna be rude over-here but I was solely concentrating on the technical points (1, 2 & 3 ) but it seems that Now I should go to some "English Classes" instead using Linux, will this satisfy your "expectation" of posting the threads ?
I didn't mean to say that your English is bad or that you shouldn't post, and I don't have any "expectations".

I just noticed that it's common to say "doubt" instead of "question" (especially among people from India, I guess that maybe their language uses the same word for "doubt" and "question"?), so what's wrong about correcting it?
 
Old 04-15-2011, 12:32 PM   #8
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ok :-| Indians have many Good things that others should learn.

I am not in India.
 
Old 04-15-2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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ok :-| Indians have many Good things that others should learn.

I am not in India.
I was not trying to insult India, nor was I sure that you are from India. Anyway, forget about it.
 
Old 04-15-2011, 12:44 PM   #10
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so what's wrong about correcting it?
Some people don't take constructive criticism too well, unfortunately. Time to move on, I think
 
Old 04-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #11
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I guess that maybe their language uses the same word for "doubt" and "question"?
Absolutely not,

doubt: shanka,
question: prashn

The reason of this habit being common among Indians is the poor education system here. Most of the students are from middle class families thus cannot afford high standard English medium public schools.

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:26 AM   #12
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Just for interest, the word 'doubt' was previously used in English to mean 'question'. For example, Thomas Taylor's 1833 translation of an essay by the Platonist Proclus is titled 'Ten Doubts concerning Providence'. This definitely means questions about Providence, not doubts as to the existence of Providence.

It seems to me that the very idea of 'doubt' includes or implies the idea of 'question' and they do seem interchangeable to some extent. It's a matter of current custom, mainly.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 04:39 AM   #13
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*cough* How bout that local sports team?


Not to step on the toes of moderators, senior members, and gurus, and rest ... But it looks like this was solved at:

Quote:
The Suse command line installer is zypper : # zypper in <package>

Search : # zypper se <name> ( or part of name )
I just stumbled in to see what was so apt-getty ... Curiosity I guess ... it doesn't apply to me though ... so I am leaving ... Just wanted to state, That it looks pretty solved, Sorry to intrude. :-D
 
Old 05-11-2011, 04:45 AM   #14
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There's a thread over on the openSUSE forums about the creation of a Wiki page for people graduating to openSUSE from Ubuntu. I don't know if there is actually anything in the Wiki yet.

On the subject of zypper, I've found it to be quite similar to command line aptitude. Other useful zypper usages would be:
zypper refresh = aptitude update
zypper update = aptitude safe-upgrade
zypper dup = aptitude full-upgrade

Install & remove are pretty much the same syntax as posted by knudfl.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 08:42 AM   #15
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Apart from zypper, you might also want to look at the documentation for Yast. It's the one thing that really separates SuSE from other distros. Yast is a one-stop system administration tool that basically triggers scripts for your common configuration changes. I find the software management modules to be pretty handy.
 
  


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