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  1. #1
    bjproc NNTP User

    Default installing software help


    ok, total newbie here with linux

    i have opensuse enterprise desktop 10.? on a HP 2133 mini netbook.

    i'm trying to update firefox, i've downloaded it, it's on my desktop,
    ok, what now

    any help would be great, as i do want to give linux a good try


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  2. #2
    Ecky NNTP User

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    Don't know much about Suse Enterprise, there is actually a seperate
    forum for enterprise I believe but I'm not sure of the link

    Installing most software in Opensuse though (as well as most other
    flavours of linux) is a different approach to windows in that it's done
    through what are called package managers

    On your menu, under System, Configuration in Opensuse, you should be
    able to find something like Install Software, or a program called Yast

    In Yast's Software section you'll see something like Software
    Management, open that and there you have your package manager (Install
    Software opens the same thing)

    Once that's open, just type firefox in the search box and tick the box
    at the side of Mozilla Firefox in the list that comes back, then click
    Accept

    That downloads the appropriate firefox package for your distribution
    and installs it for you


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    bjproc NNTP User

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    thanks for the reply Ecky.


    i've got into the software management, and i've searched for firefox,
    but it's only showing V2.???.

    maybe thats whats compatable with this linux??


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  4. #4
    Ecky NNTP User

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    Possibly mate

    But it could also be it's only finding the version off the installation
    disk, take a look at adding software repositories so that you get up to
    date stuff

    Having said that, once the firefox is installed it will update itself
    anyway


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    Probably better off on the novel forum
    'SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) - NOVELL FORUMS'
    (http://tinyurl.com/5lcm75)

    /Geoff


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    Ecky NNTP User

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    I did point out that Enterprise has it's own forum, just didn't know
    where it was

    As geoffro says bjproc you'll get more relevant info there

    Best of luck


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    bjproc NNTP User

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    thanks guys, i'll take a look over at the other forums


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