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    how do you install an application.


    I just want to know how to install a program on linux ? I have just installed puppy on an old laptop and it has a new lease on life

    Why can't you just download a program you like and click 'install' , like you do in windows ?

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    Check their wiki page for info on installing software under Puppy:

    PuppyLinux: Software package formats
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    Why can't you just download a program you like and click 'install' , like you do in windows ?
    Not super easy to answer that question, but suffice it to say, there are pros and cons to having self-contained executables like Windows. They're more convenient, but less efficient system resource wise and less secure.

    Some other info that might be of interest.
    package management
    Fedora Project, sponsored by Red Hat

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