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Old 04-22-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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Smile installing programs into linux??

Hi Everyone, I have been building pc's for years using windows but I am new to Linux and I am very confused please can some one help me ......
I have installed (amoungst many others that I have tried) Redhat 9 (shrike) It looks good so I checked my internet connection with it and it worked fine. I searched for some antivirus software for Linux and found Bitdefender and F-Prot. I downloaded and installed Bitdefender, Linux says its installed but I just cannot find it anywhere?? so I downloaded and installed F-Prot, Linux says its installed but I cannot find it anywhere??? Could someone tell me please where do programs go when installed into Linux?? and how do you uninstall them too?
Thanks for any help
Old 04-22-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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I am in the same boat as you. Have been a PC Tech for years now and am just getting around to learning Linux. It is SOOOOO different!

I have been trying out various Linux distos for 5 days now and I assuse you it does get easier as time goes on.

First off, I have not tried the distro you are using. But from what I have tried I am really liking Fedora 3, Xandos and Kubuntu. I would also like to know the answers to your questions. In Win programs by default go under C:/Program Files/etc no idea where they live in Linux. Good question(s) and I look forward o the answers from one of these gurus.

My advice to you so far from my experience is forget everything you learned in Windows, lol. Look at Linux as a completely different beast and do all the reading in various forums that you run across, it started to make sence to me roughly three days in = }

Another thing you will want to make sure you get is Wine from here it allows you to install and run many common Windows apps.

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Old 04-22-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
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All application executables go to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin. Antivirus software on linux is really not needed, with a good iptables firewall in place and some other defenses antivirus software becomes obsolete.

Edit: Uninstallation changes depending on applications, for f-prot and bitdefender, you might have to locate all there files and delete them by hand.

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Old 04-22-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
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What do you mean "They say they installed"? Copy and paste the output.
Old 04-23-2005, 07:54 AM   #5
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Re above - When I try to execute the downloaded files again, Linux informs that the programs are already installed and then I have just the option to click ok & thats all - cool!
I have tried lots of other Linux versions now and quite frankly they are terrible. I am open minded but I think Linux has a long long way to go before it is anywhere near as good an operating system as Windows. sorry guys, all my downloaded and bought distros are going in the bin forever, I don't need the grief, just gives me a cracking headache. Thanks for your replies and good luck.

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Old 04-23-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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Linux might be hard at the begginig, try Mandrake it is really easy to install and came with a lot of sofware. I use only Linux for about 2 years. Once you learn how to use it you can't leave. Your computer would work find all the time. You wont need to use an antivirus (i don't use it no virus so far) you wont have to defrag your hard drive. I am one of those persons that can't use windows any more. It stress me.

I started with Mandrake and works find. To isntall sofware I go to the Mandrake Control Center and have a lot of sofware that can be installed with a few clicks. A lot more sofware than the one you get with a clean install of Linux. After you learn some distro like Mandrake you would like to try something more powerfull. At the mometn I am using Debian, hard to install, hard to configure but easy to mantain. Once you have your comptuer working find with debian (I use debian Sarge) you wont have to install it again. Just upgrade it with Internet. That is reallys cool.

Don't be afraid to lear how your computer works. It is really cool and linux would teach you that. Windows don't want you to know that and that makes that os boring.



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