I've just started using emacs a week ago and I've been unsuccessful in installing color-theme using GNU Emacs 23.2 on OS X. With Ubuntu the whole process took maybe a few minutes with the package manager, but I'm completely at a loss with OS X, what the heck is a "tarball"? I don't have any experience compiling source code. I know Carbon Emacs comes with color-theme packaged, what would i lose by reverting to Emacs 22? I'd prefer staying with GNU Emacs 23 across both systems. Any input is greatly appreciated!!
edit for clarity: i'm still very new to Emacs. Essentially, once i've downloaded the file "color-theme.el" from the site how do I create a directory for Emacs to see it, and then add it to my .emacs file?
edit 2: got it. I wasn't entering the full pathway to the directory... rookie mistake.