First of all. I have been a rabid Linux fan/user for about 3 years. I love what it can do and I am trying to explore every end of the spectrum of Linux Flavors. Long story short, started with Red Hat, currently use Gentoo, trying to switch to Suse.
I have some questions which I am having trouble gettings answered. All are related to getting the ball rolling with Suse.
1) To install a program, for instance Firefox, what is the order of operation. I can see an instance of FF in the YAST listing. When I try to do an autoinstall (or whatever) I get a message that says I need to insert the installation cd. I installed the OS from an ISO. Which cd is it asking for (It doesn't seem to be the ISO).
When this doesn't work, I get the 'executable' from firefox's site and I run into some errors that google thinks are suse specific.
1a) What is the "Typical" way of getting things installed? I am typically accustomed to Gentoo's "emerge" and I hear that apt-get may be a similar concept (End user wise). Is this true? Is this something I need to look into?
2ish) I hear a lot of talk about setting the ftp location for updates. Could someone point me in the direction of where this is documented?
So, I assume there is a document somewhere that points me in this direction or is entitled "Getting started with Suse (post-installation)". A simple RTFM reply would be fine for this as long as a link is supplied.
Thanks guys, hate to sound like a total newb but I feel like I am missing a key document. Also I appreciate anyone's help!