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Hi. I am a newbie on Linux Mint. I have this problem. Anytime when i download an application or software its packed and it goes to the archive something like the Winzip/Winrar which is in Windows. So when i download it and pack it out i see lot of files, but none of them is the installer for the software and if there is one of those files is called "installer" its a picture.
How can i install softwares? I cant even install Firefox 3 without getting it in packages which goes to a archive which unzips it.
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Welcome to mint.
It doesn't work this way in Linux.
The best thing for you is to read the user guide, just click the link in my signature.
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