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Old 04-01-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
contoggish
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Unhappy plz help me how do i install things on mandrake?!!!


i just downloaded 2 programs called steam.exe and yahoo.exe and i cant figure out how to run the installation it says open in new tab new window blah blah blah,now,i just got linux last night so im as n00b as the come pfile:/usr/share/doc/HTML/index.htmllz help me install these thank you
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:35 PM   #2
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i dont know what that pfile thingy mbober was
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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Use Wine to run windows programs:
www.winehq.org
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:43 PM   #4
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.exe files are not for linux!
unless you use something like wine. I recommend you to download linux native programs, and even better: mandrake packages, known as RPM files. There are several other linux file formats like:
tar, tar.gz,. tar.bz2, .bin, and so on...

google is your friend

Regards

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