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    Re:Install Software???

    run wine <program>

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    Re:Install Software???

    I'm a newbie who has experienced similar problems. One of the BIG questions we face is how to install new programs.

    I have RedHat 8.0, which also has an RPM file Manager. It should, because "RPM" stands for RedHat Package Manager."

    Anywat, .rpm files are what you want. Make sure you download an .rpm file if possible. They are very easy to install. I download mine to the Tmp file. Using a file manager, I right click on the downloaded program, and then click on "install package." Now, THAT'S easy!

    I'm not familiar with Mandrake, but RedHat has another great feature. You have an entitlement to over a thousand downloads of .rpm applications. You just have to activate it at RedHat Network. That isn't a big deal. If Mandrake has a similar feature, use it. I noticed that WINE, the Windows Emulator, is on it. If you want to run certain Windows programs, such as Microsoft Office, just click on it, and it will download and install automatically. You will NEVER se anything like that on Windows!

    Bottom line is try to download .rpm packages. They are EASY to install when compared to tarred or gunzipped packages. I've had to use a terminal to type in command lines to install those, and that's a chore.

  3. #13

    Re:Install Software???

    Boy, I have to get out of this section before I puke.


    Eh, to late. ;D
    AMD Athlon 2200+ 1.8Ghz
    1280MB PC-3200 CAS2.5 RAM
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP
    Western Digital WDC WD2500JB-00FUA0 250GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Seagate ST3200822A 200GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD1200BB-00CAA1 120GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 80GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Maxtor OneTouch 2HA43R32 1TB 7200 rpm USB 2.0
    D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 NIC
    D-Link DWL-G520 Rev.A
    Debian 5.0r1 Lenny

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