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Old 09-11-2004, 03:01 AM   #1
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Linux n00bie seekin' advice on "easy" stuff

I have a dual-boot eMac running Yellow Dog Linux 3.1 and Mac OS X Panther.
I'm used to having everything pretty much done for me in the Mac OS, so I'm adjusting to the hands-on requirements of Linux.
I have a few frustrations doing what I consider basic things... like INSTALLING a program.

1) I'd like to update my Mozilla to the latest PPC version 1.8, but I haven't a CLUE on what file to execute, or how to install via the terminal. I've already downloaded and extracted the tar.gz. file but even there I stumbled upon the extract command via a right-click.
I'd really appreciate some guidance on this matter because I'm sure I can apply it to every other install.

After I do that, I think my next area of curiosity will be windowing/GUI enhancements. I get the feeling that you can graft different behaviors and environments on top of what ever distro you're running. If somebody could point me in the direction of a spiffy tutorial for that, I'd be much obliged.

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Old 09-11-2004, 03:12 PM   #2
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

The second thread is now in Linux-Newbie, so please post all replies there ( Title of your second thread was reported for a change.

I'm closing this one.

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