How do I download new programs in Fedora?

I just successfully installed Fedora 11, but have some questions: I burned install Discs 4, 5, and 6 as CD images, and I can't get their program packages to download to Fedora. Also, how do I download new apps from the internet? Everything I try is usually a tarball, and I don't know how to change it to an RPM. Thanks!

glut8 years ago
The equal of "apt" (used in Debian based linux) is "yum" To install a programme type a command like "yum install " In the shell you can type "man yum" for all options
BlackCloud8 years ago
You should use the package manager. You'll probably be able to access this from the menu similar to a windows "start menu". Usually if it is a popular program it'll be in repositories included with the package manager, so you won't have to deal with tarballs.
nfarrow8 years ago
Go to the command prompt and type, "apt-get" or type, "man apt-get"