How can one say Linux is $-free . . . ?

Jared Buck jared.buck at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 12:33:22 BST 2006


You can use alien to convert .rpms to the .deb format that Ubuntu uses
for its packages. It's available in one of the repositories, i don't
remember where.

On 10/26/06, YAGNESH N DESAI <ynd at hzw.ltindia.com> wrote:
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>
> Friends;
>
> I just shifted to Linux and have tried on laptop read a lot about the
> meaning of Free. But just was wondering is it really $-free . . . ?
>
> I have invested 40hrs and still counting on getting and installing Linux and
> trying to make it work. (Though it was fun but its not yet working to my
> full
> satisfaction and I am at it).
>
> While above time does not includes my time participating in such discussions
> and preparing pages on my experience.
>
> Also after all this efforts I am not able to compile
> many of the softwares in ubuntu I tried to compile Mplayer from its official
> site. . .
> Many of the downloads compilations are in .rpm package which means do I need
> an RedHat based Linux too on my laptop?
>
> I know I am putting a cat among the pigeons.
>
> Replies awaited . . .
>
> Yagnesh
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