Sorry, 1sf is the Linuxformat resident threadjacker, just ignore him (and the banter that he attracts
Installing applications in Linux is actually easier than Windows, as long as you use the package manager for your distro
Microsoft (and others) tried to get people to install stuff using the add/remove programs install manager, but most people and most software just ignore it.
On Linux, that is not an option.
I have seen the advice given you on another thread about this
follow it carefully and it will help.
.rpm files are not .exe files or whatever, they are packages
of files and settings that need to be read and installed using a package manager
. YAST (Yet Another Setup Tool). is the Suse version of the control panel in Windows.
Suse 10.1 actually has the install process locked down a bit too tight, 10.2 is much better ( I use it all the time).
One way around the repository problem, if you can't find the .rpm that you want in one, is to make a local folder for .rpms, and add that to yast as a repository.
I am sure when you get to know your way around, you will be fine.
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