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Old 07-15-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
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Downloading music


Hey I'm a newbie... and i've tried a couple time to firgure out how to download a program off the internet onto my computer... i understood how in windows but i dont understand how, or if i can. Also some suggestions for good programs the download music would also be a big help.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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can you explain what you don't understand?? you just click on the link and save... no different to any other operating system... maybe you're lost without IE??
 
Old 07-15-2005, 01:53 PM   #3
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I've downloaded for instance kazaa... and just like totem i though it would come up under apps and then net but it wasn't there and i wasn't sure if i had to install it a certain way, and if not what am I doing wrong?
 
Old 07-15-2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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well that's how to install software, not download it. please see the linuxanswer on this site for details on generic software installation. any specific requirements of a program will be listed on its own homepage.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers.php

if you're after someone to explain this directly to you, you will need to provide a lot more details, e.g what the full filename you got is.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 01:57 PM   #5
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You can't install Windows apps in Linux.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:03 PM   #6
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ahh i figured there was a linux client... seems not.. so yeah, this isn't windows, you can't run windows programs. I;m sure someone will point you towards wine... but we really don't wanna go there.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:05 PM   #7
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wel thast what i said before... limewire says that linux supports it... when i download it it asked what program i was using i click on linux. i just dont understand how to install it.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:06 PM   #8
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Get LimeWire, it is an excellent p2p client to download music etc (just like kazaa). Dont bother with windows programs, use linux native programs where you can.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:06 PM   #9
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sorry now i realized now i said kazaa i ment limeiwre
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:11 PM   #10
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i would be willing to give you the fullfile name but i dont know where it is....
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:13 PM   #11
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wel thast what i said before... limewire says that linux supports it... when i download it it asked what program i was using i click on linux. i just dont understand how to install it.
What's the problem you're having? From their site:

Linux - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the prompt type: sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin

You do need to have the Java Runtime Environment installed to be able to use LimeWire, though.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:17 PM   #12
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I'm sorry if you're willing to be patient im really really new to linux. I don't understand how to do alot of things.

When i downloaded limewire i just clicked save to disk? I don't know fi that was right or wrong.

and second... how do i get java runtime environment
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:55 PM   #13
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What distro are you using? I use SuSE and Ubuntu. Both have programs (YaST in SuSE and Synaptic in Ubuntu) that automatically search repositories of programs, download them and install them for you. I could tell you how in both of those distros, but I have no idea about any others...
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:56 PM   #14
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thanks for the help
 
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huh? limewire isn't native... it's java... and as such it's pants, and causes so so so many newbie headaches.
 
  


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