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    Default New to SuSE, where do you find new software?

    I'm moving from Ubuntu and after trying Fedora and finding it lacking, decided to try SuSE. So far, I like it.

    I installed Gnome 3 and it works fine. I've also followed the instructions to add the missing Yast menu item back so I have access to the Yast control panel. My question is, other than Yast and software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.4, where should I be looking for software? Especially stuff that might be "restricted" like codecs, etc.

    Am I missing any options or repositories? And what is Packman and should I be using that instead of the other two options?

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    Default Re: New to SuSE, where do you find new software?

    To begin you will probably only need four repos, oss, non-oss, updates and Packman:

    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/
    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/
    http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/
    http://packman.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/11.4/
    Packman provides most multimedia support. See Carl's sticky on this,

    Multimedia in One Click

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    Default Re: New to SuSE, where do you find new software?

    On 2011-04-24 05:06, Visceral wrote:
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    > My question is, other than Yast and
    > 'software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.4'
    > (http://software.opensuse.org), where should I be looking for software?
    > Especially stuff that might be "restricted" like codecs, etc.


    http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories

    http://www.opensuse-community.org/Restricted_formats

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    Default Re: New to SuSE, where do you find new software?

    In addition to the excellent advice you have been given already, you may also find this guide of interest: openSUSE software installation hints

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    Default Re: New to SuSE, where do you find new software?

    Excellent answers, thank you.

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    Default Re: New to SuSE, where do you find new software?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    In addition to the excellent advice you have been given already, you may also find this guide of interest: openSUSE software installation hints
    Hmm checking out that page that I referenced, I see now the recent updates to Packman have made most of my examples obsolete ! Guess I'll have to update that guide. < sigh >

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    Default Re: New to SuSE, where do you find new software?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Hmm checking out that page that I referenced, I see now the recent updates to Packman have made most of my examples obsolete ! Guess I'll have to update that guide. < sigh >
    OK, I updated the how-to guide: openSUSE software installation hints removing the link to a defunct webpin (replacing it with a Link to the packman packager search engine) and replacing the 'camorama' example with a 'tea' example.

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