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Link to this post 13 Sep 09

I don't know where to start on this site because it looks stacked with information, so I can only ask a couple questions. How do I install Firefox 3.5 and a game like, say, Strategic Baseball Simulator? I know nothing about anything so perhaps following your examples on these will get me off on the right foot.

After that could you point me in the right direction on where to start learning Linux? I'm using an IBM Thinkpad with Fedora, I believe.

Link to this post 14 Sep 09

Firefox 3.5 is available through the Fedora repositories. Type the following in the terminal: "yum update firefox".(whitout quotation marks) and you should have the latest Firefox.

More about Fedora:
http://www.fedorafaq.org/
http://fedoraforum.org/
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

Link to this post 15 Sep 09

One other good place to learn about Fedora is the #fedora irc chat room on freenode. I've been lurking there since I started with Fedora a few months ago. Reading the chat, and using the links that the moderators offer up answered all my questions before I had a chance to ask.

Link to this post 18 Sep 09

I am unfamiliar with the game you mentioned, but I would highly recommend looking into Cedega or Wine if you are a gamer. As previously mentioned yum will help you with software installation most of the time. Especially with common applications such as Mozilla.

Wine and Cedega will allow you to install some Win32 software, which I think is what you are mentioning with gaming.

IRC is a common chat protocol for most Linux users, and chatzilla is available as a Firefox plugin if you are unfamiliar with IRC clients, I recommend it. From there, simply open ChatZilla, look for a link in the default chatzilla window, click Freenode. Then in the bar at the bottom of the Chatzilla window type "/join #fedora" without quotes.

People there would be able to help you step by step with many common tasks.

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