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    Default Still trying to understand..

    Hey fellow Linux users!

    Let me introduce myself to all of you, my name is Ben and I'm a recent Suse 11.0 installer/user/novice. Let me start by saying Linux is so amazing. I love the interface and its super stable and quick. I'd choose this over windows anyday! I recently got a little interested in linux about 3 years ago when one of my Compute teachers gave me a Live Knoppix Cd. And I thought it was the coolest thing ever. But I still have a little dificulty understanding how linux works. I mean I read alot of websites and everything but its still a little confusing to me.

    So I'm having trouble understanding installing application / files. I know .rpm files install alot easier then lets say ( .deb, .b2z or whatever). Can someone please explain to me why I can't install some programs. I go to like Limewire.com and tried to download it from the linux section. But it doesn't work, is there someone that can explain this better to me or a website.

    Thanks so much guys!

    Ben!

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    Default Re: Still trying to understand..

    Hi Benjamin

    This openSUSE Concepts guide is worth the read. It will explain how to install software, and a lot of other topics useful to understanding openSUSE.

    Installing Limewire: There is no rpm package available, so you need to select the 'LimeWire for Other (OS/2, Solaris, Linux)' package for download. This will download a package called 'LimeWireOther.zip'. Open a terminal window (console) and type the following:

    su (To become root user. You'll need to enter root password)

    Then you need to change directory to where package was downloaded. For example:

    cd /home/your_username/Desktop

    The zip file needs to be unpacked with

    unzip LimeWireOther.zip

    *This could also be unpacked by right-clicking on the icon, and choosing 'Extract' > 'Extract Here'

    A new folder called LimeWire should now be created with install files present. Do:

    cd LimeWire

    Now install it with:
    sh ./runLime.sh

    Hope this gets you started.

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    > Hope this gets you started.

    that is all well and good, but what i wanna know is what kinda "file
    sharing" do LimeWire users share that require a turbocharger??

    this <http://tinyurl.com/3zc8x5> is a google image search on
    "turbocharger"...i'm pretty sure that you can't buy ANY of them for
    only $21...and, none of them will speed up any "file sharing".. ;-)

    of course, it COULD just be the kind of hype that Redmond Followers
    fall for..
    ymmv,
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    Great help guys!

    Trust me, you'll be seeing alot of me. Suse is awsome!

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    Default Re: Still trying to understand..

    Question tho, the limewire installation worked.

    But like you said to use sh ./runlime sh

    how do i do it for other programs, because you use "lime" what will I use for other programs?


    -ben

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    Default Re: Still trying to understand..

    > how do i do it for other programs, because you use "lime" what will I
    > use for other programs?


    on 24 Aug deano_ferrari said:
    This 'openSUSE Concepts' (http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts)
    guide is worth the read. It will explain how to install software

    READ THAT, and then if you still have questions, ask..

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