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#1 djd1

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:56 PM

New to linux but have used windows xp for years. If I want to install a program such as Belarc advisor or PC Wizard, etc to xp I would insert the cd or thumb drive into the computer, locate it in explorer then run it to install it to my computer. How do I do the same thing with lixux mandriva or kubuntu or ubuntu which are the 3 os I have installed in old computers?

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:18 PM

these programs you speak of are designed too be installed on a windows operating system,therefore they can not be installed on a linux machine.the synaptics package manager is where linux packages are stored and installed from.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:40 PM

these programs you speak of are designed too be installed on a windows operating system,therefore they can not be installed on a linux machine.the synaptics package manager is where linux packages are stored and installed from.

You can install and run Windows programs, but you need to use an emulator
such as Wine or CrossOver. You can get similar output from the "lshw" command.
In a terminal window become root (or use sudo) and type:
lshw | less
If you want to save the output to a file:
lshw > specs.txt

Your distro may not have "lshw" installed by default.

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