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Re: [SLE] Novell reports loss
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 22:18:02 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505282218.02559.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 28 May 2005 22:13, Ken Schneider wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 12:53 -0700, OldSarge wrote:
> > Alfredo Yunes wrote:
> >
> >
> > To the List: Actually buying and installing ANY version of Linux is the
> > major goal of all on this list, I hope! But, when a distro has problems,
> > instead of just bad mouthing it, people should ask for help!! The only
> > "bad mouthing" I have, is that the distros come out with new versions
> > WITHOUT COMPLETELY CORRECTING the problems with what is already out
> > there!!! I am NOT upgrading from 9.2 to 9.3, simply because I have not
> > mastered 9.2, which has a great deal to it! I do NOT understand how to
> > untar no matter who gives me information on how to, for instance, and
> > there are some minor upgrades that are tar that I would like to use and
> > can't. So, is that the distro's fault? NO! I think, though, it would be
> > nice if some of those who begrudge the neophytes attempts to learn and
> > ask, would keep their fingers off the key board unless they have some
> > CONSTRUCTIVE words to say!!!!! :-)
>
> What is it about tar that you don't understand?
>
> tar xvf some_tar_file.who_cares_about_the_extension

Or, since we're talking about 'neophytes', open konqueror the file manager,
right-click on the tar file and "Extract"

Linux is a desktop solution


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