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Old 12-12-2008, 08:05 AM   #1
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Post curious to know about Linux.

It is 4th day, After installing RedHat 9.
There are different process for installing different software in linux.
I don't think that any newbie like me can install software without
the help, if installed then headache to open it, problem to link it with others,
and uninstalling it.
I wonder why is the installation process is different for different

Could I be able to acess with software installation without the help
of others in future?

Though it causes headache to access them I'm not going to give up Linux.
One day I'll use Linux like the proffessional ones......
Old 12-12-2008, 08:14 AM   #2
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I am unfamiliar with RHL, however I do know that with Ubuntu the instalation procces for new programs is as easy as point , click and click on apply in synoptic. I'm sure that other package managers work similarly.

Don't give up. Ask questions and remember that Google is your best
Old 12-12-2008, 08:20 AM   #3
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Can I ask if you installed RedHat 9 or Fedora 9? The difference is that RedHat 9 is positively ancient and no longer supported.
Old 12-12-2008, 08:22 AM   #4
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Red Hat 9.0 is completely obsolete and unsupported - things have moved on a lot since then. If you still want to explore RH, I would say that you should install Fedora which is far more up to date.


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