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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...


... and run the following commands:

cd /tmp/
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 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 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 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:

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

[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

[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

[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: Anonymous

You can install most of those softwares and codecs by using Autoten's Autoplus+ ( )

So why don't use it?