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post Nov 14 2004, 02:11 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi. a friend told me that i should learn to use linux instead of winxp. So i did and now that i have linux i am very confused. Every time i download a file it gives it to me in archived files that are code and i do not know how to get them to run. I am mainly concerned with getting ares or some other file sharing program on my system, however the install process has stalled because all i get are archived files that only have code. I am wanting to stay with linux but if i can't figure out how to work with this coding then i dont know if i will be able to... I am very confused and if someone would pleassseee help me i would appreciate it... thanx in advance. oh also i need a video media player if anyone knows where i can get one for linux.
I am using RedHat 9.0
I have an amd 3000 processor and a gig of ram.
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post Nov 14 2004, 09:32 AM
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Its GNU/

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you should move to Fedora Core2 (or FC3 I thinks it's out, and cool)

the problem is that RH9 is officialy not supported by Red Hat.... go here
download this file to /home

open up the console (or a terminal)
rpm -Uvh apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm

apt-get update

to install a application for example XINE (a multimedia player) just type

apt-get install xine

to install samba (the one you want for file sharing, so that windows can see your computer files)

apt-get install samba

almost always

configuration files are stored (in RH distros atleast)

under /etc/application_name/somename.conf

for example the configuration for samba can be found at


(these configuration files have examples in themselves so it is not that hard to understand them and create some basic file sharing)

and always

you can type man samba to read the manual

if you want to read more



and here you can find all sorta documentation for the softwares you install, always start reading them here or use

and type something like samba example or smb.conf example

Robert B

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