I’m basically looking for a Windows XP/Vista alternative….I don’t care about programming or running a server….I want basic applications like Mozilla Firefox 2.0, a mail program, image editor, etc….

Which is cheaper? Microsoft or linux?

Which internet browser is more efficient? Internet explorer or Mozilla firefox?

Hi.

I followed these instructions to install a java plugin for mozilla firefox on linux but Mozilla Firefox still says there is no plugins installed. I downloaded both, the self-extracting file and the RPM file.

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/linux_install.xml

I did everything it said and verified that everything was correct. I I’m sure I have java installed and I went through the steps to enable it. I restarted Firefox and still nothing. =(

Here is some information…

In this directory………/usr/java………………there is

-jru-6u23-linux-i586.rpm
-jru-6u23-linux-i586-rpm.bin

In this directory…………../usr/lib/mozilla/extensions…………there is

-libjavaplugin_oji.so
-ns7-gcc29

I know I created the symbolic link. Here is the evidence.

ln: creating symbolic link ‘./libjavaplugin_oji.so’: File Exists

So why doesn’t the java plugin work???

Help is greatly appreciated.

Brandon.