The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 18 XFCE - Page 5

14 Winff

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


... and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh --force

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh --force


15 Kompozer

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


... and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh


16 Nightingale

Nightingale has to be downloaded from their website at 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:

[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[x] Pinta

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

[x] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

[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

[x] KompoZer
[x] Eclipse

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

[x] leafpad


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You are welcome to leave recommendations for software in the comments for the next issues!

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From: at: 2013-07-23 08:13:54

Personally I prefer the default gnome desktop for fedora. But overall it was a great how to. Wonder when the The Perfect Desktop Fedora 19 guide will come out.

 There were two minor problems with this Fedora 18 guide:

1) Skype did not work with the 64 bit version of Fedora after following this guide.

2) The ms corefonts did not download from the location given in this tutorial.

Anyways, thanks a lot for the guide. Cheers.

From: Anonymous at: 2013-07-31 23:17:24

A new repo for these fonts found at:

 Or direct rpm at:

From: montee at: 2013-02-12 09:06:03

thanks for the detailed guide on making fedora 18 xfce  a fully fledged 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 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.

From: Dean Howell at: 2013-02-12 12:44:58

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?