The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 15 i686 (GNOME) - Page 5

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2011-06-23 17:12. ::

12 Win32-Codecs

To install Win32-codecs, open a terminal again, become root...

su

... and run the following commands:

cd /tmp/
wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
tar xfvj all-20071007.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/lib/codecs/
cp all-20071007/* /usr/lib/codecs/
ln -s /usr/lib/codecs/ /usr/lib/win32

 

13 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit http://www.real.com/linux/ in Firefox and download the RPM package (click on the Download the RPM Installer link):

Select Open with Software Install (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

The Software Install program will then come up and guide you through the installation.

 

14 Opera

Go to http://www.opera.com/browser/download/ in your browser and select Fedora as distribution. Click on the Download Opera button...

... and select Open with Software Install (default):

The Software Install program will then come up and guide you through the installation.

 

15 Kompozer

Go to http://kompozer.net/download.php and click on the KompoZer 0.7 is available here link:

Select the kompozer-0.7.10-i386.rpm package:

This will bring you to SourceForge, and after a few seconds the Firefox download dialogue should pop up (if it does not, click on direct link) where you select Open with Software Install (default), as usual:

 

16 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

Graphics:
[x] Gimp
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager
[x] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Google Chrome
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy IM Client
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC
[x] Gwibber Social Client

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice Calc
[x] Adobe Reader
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] dvd::rip
[x] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Kompozer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

 

17 Links


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Submitted by lsatenstein (registered user) on Fri, 2011-06-24 00:09.

I am a fedora user for the past 5 years.  The Fedora 15 is a new paradigm, for a user interface.

For the home or office user, the new interface is great.  It is not quite so for the application program developer.  Fortunately Fedora15 provides alternatives to the Gnome interface.

I strongly disagree with the author about Selinux. Selinux should not be disabled. From Fedora 10 onwards, Selinux has been working just great. So much so, that I rely on it to keep me out of trouble.

Your article about Fedora 15 is great and is factual. It is so good, that I wish everyone would strongly consider it as the best solution for the home and office system.

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sun, 2011-07-03 17:13.

  SElinux blocks samba(properly configurated) when you try to access your files on a machine with fedora 15 from a windows machine.

  So if you can't log in to just share your files through samba, SElinux  must be disabled just for adding more complexity to your home network environment.

Submitted by finalzone (not registered) on Tue, 2011-07-05 23:24.

How hard is to access system-config-selinux to lift restriction to samba?

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sun, 2011-06-26 11:50.
SELinux breaks numerous things on Lovelock. A prime example that p**ses off new users is that chromium will crash when twitter is accessed while SELinux is enabled. These kind of errors are what puts many users off Fedora and Linux as a whole.