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The average user wants to install software.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Heywood Jablowme, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Heywood Jablowme

    Heywood Jablowme Flightless Bird

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware

    What a fucking nightmare.

    Last resorts: .rpm and .tar.gz

    ..rpm
    If you can't find a .deb, you can try a .rpm. These files are packaged for
    other Linux distributions (usually Fedora or Mandriva), but there is an
    application called alien (which you can install using Synaptic) that allows
    you (most of the time) to convert .rpm files to .deb. Read more about this
    process.

    ..tar.gz
    As a last resort, you can download a .tar.gz file. The .tar.gz file
    extension indicates the file is a compressed set of files and folders (the
    compressed files you see in Windows usually have a .zip extension). If you
    see the .tar.gz, it could be compressed files that have a precompiled binary
    file, or it could be compressed files that have the source code allowing you
    to compile the application from source.

    If you have trouble installing a .tar.gz file, you can ask for help on the
    Ubuntu Forums.


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    Who wants to learn about this? Mr. & Mrs. Bestbuy? Don't think so. Oops.
     

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