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Old 01-08-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
saravanataee
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hello everyone


i m new to linux fedora13.
can anyone tell how some easy instructions on how to interact with commnads promts and filesystem.
also i want to install and exe file which i have in my xp os.
but cant do it.
help me..
thanks
 
Old 01-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Congratulations on your decision to go for Linux. Some good introductory reading:
Introduction to Linux
FAQ for Linux Newbies
Linux is NOT Windows

About installing a Windows executable, that's something that's not done. The Linux way is to find a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) alternative for your Windows software. If there's no alternative available, then you can look into installing Wine which might work for you, depending on what software you want to install.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-08-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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Welcome to Linux world..

All I can suggest you to understand the Linux system and then slowly proceed to learning commands.

Regarding the exe which you want to run on Linux, you can install wine on Linux to run exe files.
But linux has its package types like tar.gz or RPM (redhat) or .deb(ubuntu) to install the required package.
 
Old 01-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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RPM is also for Fedora (fedora is from redhat company i guess)
 
Old 01-10-2011, 01:31 AM   #5
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For learning the cmd line
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

As above, MS executables will not run natively under Linux. Best practice is to use the equiv Linux prog eg http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software and/or google for it.

If you absolutely must have the MS prog, try http://www.winehq.org/ and research how to set it up.

On Fedora there should be an Add/Remove programs entry in the menus. You could use the cmd line as root and the cmd you want is 'yum' http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-2531, unless its been replaced with something else.
 
  


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