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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 16 i686 (GNOME) - Page 5

13 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

 

14 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit http://uk.real.com/realplayer/other-versions in Firefox and download the appropriate  RPM package (click on the .rpm 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.

 

15 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.

 

16 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:

 

17 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] 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

 

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From: Anonymous

You can install most of those softwares and codecs by using Autoten's Autoplus+ ( http://www.dnmouse.org/autoten/ )

So why don't use it?