Hello! I recently installed mandrake community edition (10.1). I am an experienced windows user and wanted to try linux so I installed it on this machine. All this machine is used for is browsing the internet, playing media files(dling as well), and AIM. I downloaded the first GAIM rpm file listed under mandrake 10.0 on the gaim site and ran the file. It installed the package. Now I click the install file because I thought it didn't install and it says everything is already installed. Where is the file though? How do I run the program now? I have no idea where it is installed or anything like that. I literally just installed it.
Also I originally had a problem with installing my wireless PCI card, that I fixed using craigs guide (I have a netgear wireless PCI card). My internet now works but it is going extremely slow. I sped it up to 54 mbps, which is the max of my router. My windows machine runs extremely fast though, why does mandrake work like a slug?
Also, I'm trying to install limewire, and the linux rpm file gives me this message:
Some package requested cannot be installed:
LimeWire-free-4.12.6-0.i386 (due to unsatisfied j2re[>= 1.4.1])
do you agree ?
Also, is there a itunes like program for linux? Thankyou for any help!