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Old 06-08-2003, 03:26 AM   #1
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Where are the must have downloads?

As every other poster in this category im a linux noob so lets start the dumb questions.
Firstly im running RH 8.0.
I have some of the basics installed (half life, vid card driver, wine, thats about it), now i just need to get halflife working and the basics that are needed for things like surfing the internet.
does any one know where i can find things that can play movie files (.mpeg, .mov, etc).
Also i have looked but so far i cant find any linux versions of shockwave and flash (or equivilant).
I'm aware that Linux probably comes with programs that can do something like this, but as this is my first good install i have no idea what they are.
Also if there are any other programs that you can think of that i should have please say so.
Old 06-08-2003, 03:49 AM   #2
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Well, I would recommend you apt-get and synapitic . They are some tools which allows you to see all the programs you have installed into your machine (Or not ) with a full descripition where they are located and what they do. Besides it, you can thru them, even update your distro. Go into :

And download apt-get to your Redhat. Then login as root and install it:
(This is an example only, your number might be different).

rpm -ivh apt-0.5.5cnc5-fr2.i386.rpm
Done with it, type this to update your distro and apt-get:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
Then all left, is to get synaptic, the graphical gui for apt-get. Type this:

apt-get install synaptic
That's it. If you are using a Win X as Gnome, you should find synaptic at >> system settings >> synaptic or simply typeing "synaptic" at the command line.
The program is very simple to understand. Click at any option there (such as internet, games, emulators) and see what you need, read what it does then install it . It will automaticaly download the software needed, create the dependancies and install it for you .

Hope it helps It's a great tool
Good Luck
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