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Old 05-01-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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Installing applications

I've recently installed Fedora Core 1. Last night in fact. I've never used linux before, so I was wondering if anyone would mind telling me how to install programs/applications. I'm afraid windows has eaten away at my mind and dulled my logic.

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Old 05-01-2004, 08:40 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a huge topic...
In Fedora, you can execute a rpm file and follow the screens - more or less - like in win. These installable files are called packages and have the extension .rpm.
You can compile from source too, but try rpm first.
Old 05-01-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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Whats up abom!!! Here are some links for you - start reading man.

the second link is a bit more concise, start there.

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