I have opensuse 13.2 installed in a virtual machine on my laptop, and I have opensuse 13.2 installed as a physical computer (dual boot) on my desktop. same installation .iso.
I have gnome installed in the virtual machine, and KDE on the physical machine.
the virtual machine running gnome installs rpm files very nicely ( the spoiled windows way using rpm install)
the physical machine running kde uses and installation program called apper, which does nothing.
can someone explain the process of installing programs in linux as opposed to windows.
is it just a matter of unzipping them and they'll go in the right paths? (what program do i use to unzip?)
i've found a rpm command line utility but don't know how to use it ( or even if it's the right utility to use)