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Old 01-25-2004, 12:51 AM   #1
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How to install software in linux?

hello people'
I want to install Opera and because I've never installed anything in linux I'm getting a BIT confused.
When I open the OPERA Folder what I get is:
3 folders: (Debian, locales and RPMS)
3 other ones that look like a box with a paper behind, and they say: (opera-7.11-20030515.1-static-gt.i386.tar.gz) , (opera-7.11-20030515.2-others-shared-gt.i386.tar.gz), and (opera-7.11-20030515.4-rh+mdk-shared-gt.i386.tar.gz).
Then another 2 with a bit of color in the icons and saying: (screenshot.png and screenshot thumb.png.
Please , what shall I do? And by the way does anyone of you know of a good virus checker for linux
Old 01-25-2004, 01:32 AM   #2
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Since you use Redhat, you should be able to download a .rpm and install that. RPM is Redhat Package Manager or something like that. In GUI, just click on it and give root password and it goes to installin.

Virus software. I use f-prot from, you guessed it, . It is free for home use, pay for commercial stuff. It is on the site what is what.

I do this command to scan everything mounted:

Code: /* -list
You can leave off the -list if you don't want the list of scanned files.


Old 01-25-2004, 01:42 AM   #3
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I use opera-7.11-20030515.1-static-qt.i386.rpm - don't know if there is a newer one but it works fine on red hat 9.
Old 01-25-2004, 03:30 AM   #4
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And forget the virus don't need one. Unless you login as root all the time. Then I guess you still won't need one.
Old 01-25-2004, 05:08 AM   #5
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Or you share files with windoze rigs. I run mine just incase I forward a e-mail that may have a bug attached.

I like the people I send e-mails to. Don't want to pass it on. You don't really need it for Linux though. Just don't go into root unless you are off the net.




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