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Old 04-26-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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Application installation

I'm pretty new to Linux and have been playing around with getting the OS installed properly. I've now got an Ipaq workstation running Mandrake 10.1. So far, so good.

I've read thru some FAQs on installing applications, and am ready to play around with this.

So, I'm looking for some recommendations for applications to install. I don't care what the application does, but I need them to be pretty easy to install. Until I get thru some packages, I don't want to delve into anything that is too difficult.

Any recommendations?

At a later time I'll move on to applications that require a lot more customization, so those are welcome as well, but please let me know if they are difficult.


Old 04-26-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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try superkaramba, should be easy...
(i had problems installing it on my 64-bit machine, but for you it most be straightforward )
Old 04-26-2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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Mandrakes package manager is called urpmi, once you set it up it can go on the net to Mandrake repositories and download and install things for you. do a google for "easyurpmi", once you learn the in's and out's of a distro's package manager ( whether it's rpm, deb, tgz, portage, etc...) it takes alot of the headaches out of installing apps.
Old 04-26-2005, 08:34 PM   #4
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I actually came across a good tutorial in the Madrake forum on using urpmi and RPMDrake. But since I'm a Windows SA by profession, I'm looking at learning the ins and outs of Linux. I want to expand my knowlege, and doing it the hard way will probably help me understand what's going on a bit better.

I've been working thru the different tutorials on-line and have a couple books I am reading and working thru. I also have LFS to tackle after I get the hang of things.



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