Linux installs new applications with files called packages. Packages are similar to executables in Windows — installing a new package typically involves a new application on your Linux system. Using RPM files, you can install new applications simply by double-clicking the RPM file in a graphical environment. If you’re more comfortable using the command-line interface, or system prompt, you can use the rpm command from the system prompt.
This part shows you how to install and/or update packages using either of these methods.