Enough history, let's get to the point. I would like somebody, doesn't necessarily mean that only one of you have to give me all the answers - you can all contribute with a piece, to walk me through installing Python on Mandrake. This request might seem pretty weird, but I was simply incapable of doing it myself. I looked at the software from the provided repos and ... I think I installed it, but I guess not. Then I actually got on python.org and downloaded it. "Made" the install from the source found in the .tgz archive. But then again, I don't even know how to run it. So I'm pretty sure I got it installed but I can't run it. So a bit of help would be greatly appreciated.
Something that really interested me was the capability of Konsole, or the terminal, to turn into a Python runtime. I guess it's concatenated to the linux kernel. All you have to do is type
pythonit automatically does it. Pretty crazy! So I played around with that, but I really want to get my actual program up, if there is even such thing - once again, never used python before. I just purchased a book from amazon, and it's on its way. It's 600 pages and it promises to turn a newbie into a Python Pro in just 31 days. I have a 2 months span in which I will have quite some free time so I decided to dedicate myself to this.
Thank you all. I apologize for being such a newb.