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25th July 2007, 11:14 AM
It is interesting to learn idiosyncrasies in Linux.
In Fedora, we use the following to download programs.

# yum install K3b (For example, If you want to install K3b.)

In Debian, it is the following:
# apt-get install K3b

In Free BSD, it is the following:
# pkg_add -v -r K3b

In open SUSE, you should look for the icon software installation. Then you will find thousands of programs. It will ask to insert one of the CDs.
I just followed the instructions to install a program I need.

I used Mandriva almost 2 years ago. It works like SuSE.

What is the procedure in Solaris and Slackware to install programs ?
I am sure some of you are familiar with Solaris and Slackware.

25th July 2007, 11:54 AM
This is one area where all the 'Nix distributions differ widely - Solaris uses "pkgadd", AIX has "installp".

25th July 2007, 05:51 PM
You can use an icon program to install software on Fedora too (Add/Remove software). There is also yumex. For multiple distros there is the smart package manger (my Favorite).