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hello Linux gurus, I am a newbie. I have successfully downloaded and installed Mandriva Distro. I installed the distro on an older PC and audio is working well though i've ...
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    Smile intsalling iTunes


    hello Linux gurus, I am a newbie. I have successfully downloaded and installed Mandriva Distro. I installed the distro on an older PC and audio is working well though i've not tried video yet. And yes, my wifi was recognized automatically...God i thought that i was using windows...will almost. I downloaded iTunes for Linux. So, now how do i install the program. I have the Setup.exe sitting on the desktop. From what i have read Linux doesn't do .exe files. I think i may like this life once i am used to it. cheers and beers to all

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    There isn't an itunes for Linux AFAIK. Are you looking for a media player or a way to transfer files to your ipod?

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    daarkchild, don't know what AFIAK means...anyway i was looking for a way in which to download music using Linux. i am new at linux and am seeking advice. thank you

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    "As far as I know".
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    Sorry, I didn't read the rest of your note. Frostwire is reasonable for music and video downloads, I think. I have used it a couple of times so I know it works but I'm not a regular.
    You should find it in one of the Mandriva repos which is the easiest way to load any program.
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    itunes on Linux

    So, frostwire is located where? Since i downloaded iTunes as an .exe file i know that linux won't install it...correct? as linux does not recognize .exe files. I'll try your suggestion Peteh. thank you

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    Well. as I said. the best way to instal is to find it in a Mandriva Repository. Otherwise you can look here.
    The RH/fedora version should work for you. Use a terminal window to rpm it and make a note of any missing dependancies if necessary.
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    Bill,

    Simply finding a way to download music is easy, and can be done in many ways. But if you're looking for an iPod solution, you may have a bit more trouble. iPod support is spotty in Linux due to the highly proprietary nature of interacting with an iPod. I have never, ever had success installing iTunes via Wine or some other Windows compatibility layer (although some people may fare better). I actually dual-boot to OS X now, but when I used only Linux, I liked to use Banshee as my iPod sync'ing program. If I remember correctly, it can really only do music and podcasts; videos are a no. For a more comprehensive iPod syncing program, try gtkPod; however, this is for syncing only, and it's not really a media player.

    Some programs, like Rhythmbox, have support for playing from iPods, but not for syncing them. Note that if you're looking for a music downloading program, you're adding another layer of complexity.
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    peteh, thank you i'll muck around a bit and see if i can figure this thing ouot. i tried linux several years ago and gave up...i'll not be givinig up this time. thanks from the newbie

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    Daniel, thank you for the post. as you can maybe tell, i am new with linux. as mentioned in other posts, i tried it several years ago and gave up. i am going to give it another go. i am confused on how to install programs. at present my internet connection is really slow but i am able to connect using mandriva. i am not actually concerned with iPods and iTunes per se...i'll check your suggestions for downloading music. Thanks alot friend

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