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Old 04-08-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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My name is medad. Am happy joining this forum as it will help me more as a new user of Red heat Linux. please help me
My ouestion is how can I install application programs to my linux operating system.


Old 04-08-2007, 07:15 AM   #2
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Am having problem on installation

How can I install my application software in linus operating system? Am using Red heat
Old 04-08-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
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First of all, there is a forum for intros, second-welcome to LQ ;-)

What 'application software' are you talking about? By the way, it is Linux not Linus, and Red Hat, not Red Heat. If you are new to Linux, take a look at the 'test' I have a link to in my signature. Red Hat isn't a beginners distro (especially since unless its enterprise, there isn't any support).
Old 04-08-2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums.

Yea i have a friend who is trying to convince me that microsoft's distro in not winblows each their own .

All you are supposed to have to do in red hat is make sure the file is in the (.rpm) format. That with a bit of prayer might just work. good luck .
Old 04-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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Welcome to the new and wonderful world of Linux!

I did my first installation about a year ago, a dual boot system WindowsXP-FedoraCore5. However, I had the same problem you're having, I couldn't figure out how to get things working, so I stopped using FC5 and continued using Windows. Then, about 3 or 4 months ago, I upgraded to FC6 and learned more about installation, plugins, etc.

I'm no expert, but I think I can help you out.

First thing: When you have a question, be sure to include important information on your set up (Linux distribution or 'distro', type of computer, CPU, etc.).

Second thing: Do a search on Google and on the forum and consult FAQs before posting your question.

Third thing: Be very specific in your question and in the 'subject' field, and be sure to choose the right forum for your post.

Now, regarding your question. The first thing I need to know is what distribution you are using. Fedora Core 6? Ubuntu? Debian? etc.

Here's a site that might answer a lot of your questions (I simply typed -- linux "installing software" -- in Google to get it):

Well, that should help you out somewhat. Oh! And the last thing. Once you've solved your problem, be sure to let everyone know that it worked and what the solution was.

Good luck!


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