Being new to OpenSUSE (v.11.2) and the GNOME desktop, I am somewhat at a loss. The differences between installing applications on Windows (formerly XP & Windows for the last 15+ years) seem to be just different enough that I am having some difficulty.
For instance, how do I determine what install package I would download? Then, how do I actually install a tar.gz file or rpm, or whatever? I tried updating the Flash driver for my FoxTabs addon in FireFox but got an error that the /tmp/ directory wasn't to be used to run media, or something to that affect.
So, I thought I would try to figure out first how to determine what file package to download, then how to install. I'm not sure that I need an OpenSUSE for Dummies type of link, but something that explicitly details differences in everyday operations and corresponding equivalents between Windows and OpenSUSE/GNOME. I'm also looking for a good IRC chat client.
EDIT: I selected the Adobe Flash upgrade for FireFox so I could use the FoxTab addon.
I chose the .rpm file and then selected "Open with: Install Software". I receive a dialog asking if I want to install the file: /tmp/flash-plugin-10.0.45.2-release.i386-1.rpm. I select Install....ok...well, now I don't get the error. It took about 6 or 7 times before it finally installed. I don't get it - if I get the error again, I'll post it here.