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Old 10-04-2004, 06:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Suse 9,1 problem... please help...

ok. i am totally new to the whole linux thing. excpet installing red hat on a school computer for like a year ago...

the problem is that i dont understand how to install new apps, like opera web beowser, on the os... when i am copying the file onto the hard drive and clicking on the icon some window is popping up and asks what to open it with... how the fuck should i know that
and i am one of the many people that have grown up with windows. so i would like to get some help on how to install new apps on my computer...

as said in the topic. i am useing suse 9,1 personal...

hope you could help me... and prove that there also is some helpfull linux
experts out there...
Old 10-04-2004, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi there mate!

Welcome to You might want to check this thread:

to get a good understanding of how to install programs in Linux. You are better off learning the command line well.

SuSE, on the other hand, makes life quite easy to install/remove programs. Search on your menu's for an application called "YaST2". It helps you to configure your entire machine, update the system and install programs.

If you ever need to download packages for your distribution, this is a great site:

and if you want to learn how to configure YaST to download dependencies/packages instead of be asked for your disks over and over again, read this thread:

Those info should keep you busy for a while

Best of luck!


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