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Old 01-25-2005, 02:39 AM   #1
einnor
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Wink Hi guys!


Hi all!..

im just new to linux, and i think i can learn much from this site.
just be patient to newbie like me ok?
 
Old 01-25-2005, 03:16 AM   #2
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Welcome on board mate . I can see that you are using Mandrake, so I would like to give some tips, if you don't mind .

Some links that might help you in the future:

- Installing programs in Linux:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

- Easy URPMI helps you to configure your Mandrake, so instead of swapping disks when installing a new application, you can do all from the command line and all packages (as well dependencies) are downloaded from the net:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

- If you are looking after a rpm package for your distro, but having a hard time to find, this is a nice place to look at:

http://rpm.pbone.net/

- If you like a program in Windows, and would like to know if Linux has an equivalent, check this table:

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-...-en/table.shtml

- If you are into games, a hole lot of Windows games runs under Linux through Cedega:

http://www.transgaming.com/

Regards and good luck!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 04:18 AM   #3
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Hi einnor,

..and welcome!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 04:19 AM   #4
einnor
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thanks you so much
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:52 PM   #5
cranestr
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are the urls mandrake only?

I have Fedora and am pretty new to Linux. Not a lot of time to play around with it until the weekends either.

This seems like a real good place for me to learn some things.

Dave

Quote:
Originally posted by Megaman X
Welcome on board mate . I can see that you are using Mandrake, so I would like to give some tips, if you don't mind .

Some links that might help you in the future:

- Installing programs in Linux:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

- Easy URPMI helps you to configure your Mandrake, so instead of swapping disks when installing a new application, you can do all from the command line and all packages (as well dependencies) are downloaded from the net:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

- If you are looking after a rpm package for your distro, but having a hard time to find, this is a nice place to look at:

http://rpm.pbone.net/

- If you like a program in Windows, and would like to know if Linux has an equivalent, check this table:

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-...-en/table.shtml

- If you are into games, a hole lot of Windows games runs under Linux through Cedega:

http://www.transgaming.com/

Regards and good luck!
 
Old 01-28-2005, 01:32 AM   #6
Mega Man X
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Hi cranestr!

Welcome to the forums. All the above links are generic, meaning that it should work with any (rpm-based) distribution. The only exception is this one:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

(g)urpmi is (as far as I'm concerned) Mandrake only. However, every major distribution out there has a similar tool. Since you are using Fedora, you might want to check out apt-get:

http://freshrpms.net/apt/

specially the link with "examples" for you to see how easy it is to install programs in Fedora. There's also another alternative for Fedora, called Yum:

http://www.fedora.us/wiki/FedoraHOWTO

The above link explains both yum and apt-get usage. I hope this helps you!

Have a nice day
 
  


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