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    Linux Unzip

    I just insatalled Ubuntu linux. The only problem is no that i have it i have no idea how to unzip and intall stuff. so will someone please tell me how to use .gz .tar .bz2 etc

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    Didn't it come with documentation?
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    nope. Ill look around but will someone please tell me? Also just so everyone knows a friend gave me the cd and so i also would like to know how to use a .iso file do i just peut it on cd? Because right now im downloading NextentaOS.

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    PS that was a quick reply

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    I bet a grand that it came with documentation . I have yet to see a version of linux that doesn't have documentation on it. Try using "man <commandname>" in a console/terminal (forget what Ubuntu calls it) window, omit the <> of course.

    http://www.tldp.org/ is a good site for general linux information if I remember right.

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    K. Now what is a .iso and how do i use one?

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    It's just a CD-ROM image saved in ISO-9660 format. You can use any kind of CD Burning software or image reading software like Daemon Tools to recreate the physical media.
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    Okay Ive got it. Im gonna use ISO recorder and PowerArchiver. This should work...

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    Ubuntu unzips automatically IIRC (haven't used it in a month). The easiest way to install stuff is the package manager cause there is alot of dependancy stuff you have to deal with.

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    I have ubuntu on my laptop. I am using WinXP to write the ISO

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    Oh, I missed the second question. I would recomend alcohol 120%, but it looks too late now

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    http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

    If you are a windows user, I see no reason to use anything but the above power toy, makes the process a lot simpler. For more power toys just search the web, they have things like graphing calculators, ways to tweak the interface, all sorts of cool stuff.

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    Im using ISO recorder. Also what do all of you think of openSolaris?

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