Linux Newbie Question - Installing Software

Posted on 2002-05-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Okay, this one is easy.....but I am a Linux newbie

I have downloaded Star Office to install....but can't figure out how to install it. I have a 90MB file called *.bin

So how do I extract it/install it?

Question by:snicoll72
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Arturo Hernandez earned 50 total points
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in the file's directory run this command ./(your file).bin do this in xterm into X windows

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You might have to make it executable first...  
If the above suggestion by vainas doesn't work, type "chmod 755 yourfile.bin" first or just run it as "sh yourfile.bin" (either way).  

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