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> Ohhh, boy do I hate being a newbie..., I did ask for Linux... starting to regret it now...
WakeRider
post Apr 28 2011, 08:32 AM
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I have been using Fedora on a Gateway laptop since January.

I have very little idea what I'm doing here. Like, almost none. Downloading and installing programs, especially, is driving me up the wall, because I somehow managed to get Firefox and GIMP working... but how did I do that?! How do I recreate the miracle?! @_@ What I want are various GIMP addons, mtpaint, xchat, and so on... I keep reading that these are available in the distro, but while I _think_ I know what that means, I don't know how to ...do whatever it is I'm supposed to do now.

I'm sure this would all make a lot more sense if I'd been the person to install the OS, but sadly, that was my brother. Who maybe/maybe not knows how to do this, but in any case lives a few thousand miles away right now. HELP!
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michaelk
post Apr 28 2011, 05:38 PM
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Fedora package management system is called yum and the GUI interface is called the yum extender. It will allow you to search for packages and add ons and install them easily.
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post Apr 28 2011, 07:18 PM
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Fedora package management system is called yum and the GUI interface is called the yum extender. It will allow you to search for packages and add ons and install them easily.

...What does that mean, functionally? How do I access and use it?
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