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There are already distros out there that are like that like linspire (lindows) take a look at this http://media.linspire.com/RunLinspir...unLinspire.swf that bascicaly explains it all....
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    There are already distros out there that are like that like linspire (lindows) take a look at this http://media.linspire.com/RunLinspir...unLinspire.swf that bascicaly explains it all.

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    Shoot me if I'm wrong but a friend told me that FC2 had a command called 'yum' that updated/installed your programs for you and automatically would go out and download/install the latest version of whatever you wanted .. for instance

    # yum gaim
    would get the latest verison of GAIM

    -- additional info---
    Here is a Yum page i found compliments of Duke University: http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/

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    What you need to do is take a look at yum (or apt-get). Yum will install/update programs/your system and take care of dependencies.

    Check out - http://www.fedorafaq.org/
    Look at # 6 -Does up2date still work? in the "about Fedora section. And for directions on getting yum installed and working look at #2 - How do I install software for Fedora? (How to use yum or an RPM) in the "Getting and Installing Fedora Software" section.

    This page has some pretty good how-to's and info on yum.
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Fedora-Multime...WTO/index.html

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    Thanks guys, I will give those ideas a try, and see if I can get it to work. I'd kinda like to stay away from Linspire, because it looks rather cheesy compared to FC2 or RH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris20
    Thanks guys, I will give those ideas a try, and see if I can get it to work. I'd kinda like to stay away from Linspire, because it looks rather cheesy compared to FC2 or RH.
    your welcome

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    i now have a web site showing you how to make rpm a click and run http://www.geocities.com/foxem2001/

    p.s if you have wine you can do the same for .exe change the command to wine or if you have a .sh file chnage the command to sh just thought might try to help
    not much of a good howto mind seeing as im new

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    I have updated all packages. Now how do I download with yum? The fedorafaq.org says if you download outside of yum use XX command.

    I want to download within yum, so I can just {yum install "packagename"}.

    I think I am getting warmer, but I still have a bit to go.

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    there is alot of things you can do with yum like
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    # yum update
    or
    Code:
    # yum update pakagename
    the first updates all pakages on your pc that are in its data base and the second only the one you specifie or
    Code:
    # yum list
    wich shows all avalible pakages for download or
    Code:
    # yum search packagename
    wich looks for the pakage you specifie and there is
    Code:
    # yum install pakagename
    wich installs the pakcage you specifie hope that helps
    I think thats right any way :P its how i do it and it works so if it is wrong ive been doing it wrong lol

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    yum
    for a list of avalible commands

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