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Old 07-30-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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Installing... wha!?

Ok I'm really bashing my head over this install stuff. I just can't grasp it. I have downloaded Mozilla Firefox and I've used the installer that came in the package and it just unzips stuff into the folder I made for it. But thats not really installing it right!? I mean I have to be able to get it into the applications menu right? Please tell me, right!
Old 07-30-2004, 09:14 PM   #2
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with firefox, the executable should be in the directory you unpacked. go there in a terminal and type ./firefox and it should launch. what desktop? you can add it to a menu manually.
Old 07-30-2004, 09:25 PM   #3
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Most installers don't add a link in the menu, as everyone uses different desktops (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Blackbox, fluxbox.....)
You have to add the link manually, for KDE there is a menu editor, and for Gnome use nautilus to go to applications:///

I hope this helps
Old 07-31-2004, 12:14 AM   #4
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Can i install Microsoft product in linux?. If yes how i can?
And can I install (linux in window) and (window in linux)?
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yes you can.

In linux there is a program called wine

You can also use "crossover Office" or "Cedega" for games.

Not all windows applications are compatible.

The other option is to install a virtual machine through a program called VMWARE.
This will install a whole linux system in windows or a windows system in linux. There is very little compatibility issues doing it this way accept Graphics drivers will not work so 3D games are out of the question.

There are other products as well such as WinforLin and I think Mandrake linux has an option to install linux in windows.

Do a google search for these products.

NOTE: The wine product is free however the others cost money unless you get hold of illegal keys.
Old 07-31-2004, 03:20 AM   #6
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The only time I wanted to install Windows on my linux box, was for a program, which I found a Free alternative to!

Therefore, if you are more spicific, as to what you need windows for, then there most probably is a alterntive for linux...

Wine and Cadega need a lot of tweaking to work. At least wine. Cadega works with the supported games (can be found on their website, but other games might not work.
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Well I can open up Firefox, but I have yet to find out how to add it to the menu. Any Ideas? I'm using KDE.
Old 07-31-2004, 09:41 AM   #8
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What you need is K Menu Editor
Old 07-31-2004, 11:51 AM   #9
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Thanks so much for the help!
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Or, right click on the desktop, Create New-->Link to application, then select an icon, and enter /pathtolocation/firefox
and you should be good to go. Check here for Linux equivalents, it is a great one stop shopping location.



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