The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 18 XFCE - Page 5

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14 Winff

To install Winff, open a terminal again, become root...

su

... and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh --force http://winff.googlecode.com/files/winff-1.2.0-1%7Eppa1l.i386.rpm

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh --force http://winff.googlecode.com/files/winff-1.2.0-1%7Eppa1l.x86_64.rpm

 

15 Kompozer

To install Kompozer, open a terminal again, become root...

su

... and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://olea.org/paquetes-rpm/fedora-13/kompozer-0.8-0.5.b3.fc13.i586.rpm

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://olea.org/paquetes-rpm/fedora-13/kompozer-0.8-0.5.b3.fc13.x86_64.rpm

 

16 Nightingale

Nightingale has to be downloaded from their website at http://getnightingale.com. Click on the great download button and open the downloaded archive with the archive manager. The application doesn't need to be installed since it can be started directly from the downloaded directory.

 

17 Inventory (III)

You should now have installed everything you might need on your desktop:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[x] Pinta

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Flash
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Transmission
[x] Skype
[x] Marble

[x] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice Calc
[x] ePDFViewer
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] dvd::rip
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] Xfburn
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] Winff

Programming:
[x] KompoZer
[x] Eclipse

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

[x] leafpad

 

18 Links

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Submitted by Dean Howell (not registered) on Tue, 2013-02-12 13:44.
You realize that Kompozer has not been updated since 2010.  Do you really wish to suggest that it become as feature-rich as any Adobe product?
Submitted by montee (not registered) on Tue, 2013-02-12 10:06.
thanks for the detailed guide on making fedora 18 xfce  a fully fledged distro.....to a lesser extent i tried something similar with fedora 18 lxde and it broke...what's more no matter what i have done with any spin/version of fedora, font rendering just looks terrible, nowhere near as sharp and as crisp as ubuntu...it shouldn't be that difficult; a fedora-based distro such as fuduntu looks simply fabulous; the only reason i don't use it as my main linux is because you can't add extras such as fedora utils or rpm fusion.