Hi everyone. I'm getting ready to try Linux for the very first time in the next few weeks for a new pc I'll be building. I haven't decided on a distro just yet Ubuntu 9.04, openSuse 11.2, Fedora 12, Mandriva 2010 & Zenwalk are some of my top choices. Anyway, at home, I unfortunately have dial-up net access, but want to download some games like OpenArena, UFO: Alien Invasion, etc. I'll be taking a trip soon and will have access to DSL for a few days. Is it possible to download the games and burn them to cd like you can in windows? I'm a noob and don't really know about .Deb, .RPM, & .Tar.GZ. Any advic and help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Short answer is yes You can download any of the formats you mention and save them as a bog standard binary file to a CD, Pen Drive or any other media. You would then install as if you had just downloaded the file. There is nothing different really between a .ZIP / .RAR and a .Tar.GZ in terms of what you are trying to do.