The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 11 (GNOME) - Page 5

15 Google Earth

To install Google Earth, open a terminal and become root:


Then run

cd /home/falko/Download
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

This will download Google Earth and start the installation. Click on Begin Install:

After the installation, you can click on Quit or on Start, if you want to start Google Earth now:

Afterwards, we delete the Google Earth installer:

rm -f GoogleEarthLinux.bin


16 Google Picasa

Open Firefox and go to Click on the rpm, for Red Hat/Fedora/Suse/Mandriva i386 or x86_64 link ( and select Open with Package Installer (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

The Package Installer will then come up and guide you through the installation.


17 Kompozer

Go to and click on the kompozer-0.7.10-i386.rpm link:

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 Package Installer (default), as usual:


18 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

[x] Gimp
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice 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

[x] Kompozer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

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


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From: suvi at: 2009-07-03 15:26:25

The supersize skript, wich does most of the things from this tutorial for you, now aviable for Fedora 11

If you have any comments or suggestions about the skript please let me know.

From: Fedora User at: 2009-07-09 12:16:31

It also has a step-by-step to getting non-free software installed gracefully. Just click the links included in the article.

From: Anonymous at: 2009-06-22 10:51:34

yum -y install f-spot flash-plugin filezilla thunderbird amule azureus skype xchat-gnome* AdobeReader_enu gnucash scribus amarok audacity banshee mplayer mplayer-gui gtkpod xmms* DVDRipOMatic dvdrip kino vlc mozilla-vlc xine* k3b bluefish kdewebdev java compat-libstdc++-33 ffmpeg lame libXp mjpegtools wget VirtualBox-OSE gstreamer-*

From: Anonymous at: 2009-06-30 04:29:59

Thank you!

From: Rand Simberg at: 2009-07-08 18:39:24

I don't think this is correct any more for Fedora 11.  It comes with Firefox 3.5, which supposedly has flash built in to the code.  In any event, it doesn't seem to accept Flash 10 as a plugin, even though it's installed.  Unfortunately, it also doesn't seem to play video requiring Flash.  :-(

From: kostigoff at: 2009-10-13 02:49:01

Location for "11 libdvdcss2" should be changed to


And thank you for great manuals

From: James D at: 2009-06-19 21:58:44

Nice, but remember you can use a swung dash (~) to represent /home/falko. Or /home/james. Or whatever anyone's name is.

From: Ahmad Alhosiny at: 2009-07-07 11:00:26


thank you very much for this great tutorial and waiting for more >>> :D

From: kovenant at: 2009-07-08 18:31:41

amazing guide, very linux noob friendly!

From: Hagen at: 2009-08-04 18:25:37

thanks a lot, very useful help for linux newbee, never thought Linux Start can be so easy

From: Anonymous at: 2009-09-06 12:41:53

Thanks for a great tutorial.  I particularly appreciate how you patiently wrote down detailed step-by-step instructions.  This is so helpful for beginners.  Best of all, you did it with a warm and welcoming tone.  It helped me alot.  Well done!