The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9 - Page 4

5 Packagekit

Packagekit is the new frontend for yum to manage your packages - it's available in the GNOME system menu.


5.1 Uninstall / Install Packages

If you want you can enable a filter to show only available or only installed software.

You can search packages in package groups or simply enter a search term into the corresponding field.

Installed packages are marked with an opened carton - if you want to deinstall a package simply click on the corresponding button.

Available packages are marked with a closed carton - if you want to install a package simply click on the corresponding button.


5.2 System Update

The system will check for updates automatically and notify you if updates are available. You can adjust the check intervals within the GNOME system menu.

You'll see an orange star in the upper GNOME panel if there are updates pending. Left-click on the star and click on "Update System Now" to install the available updates or click on "Show Updates" if you want to take a look at the updates.

Enter the root password.

The updates are being downloaded and installed.


6 Installed Software

6.1 Multimedia

  • Rhythmbox
  • Totem


6.2 Graphics

  • GIMP
  • F-Spot


6.3 Office

  • OpenOffice


6.4 Internet

  • Firefox 3
  • Pidgin
  • Transmission


6.5 System

  • Compiz Fusion
  • NTFS-3G
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From: at: 2008-06-03 00:56:14

What theme is being used there?  Does it come with Fedora, or can it be found elsewhere?


From: at: 2008-06-05 12:52:04


the theme you can see on the installation-screenshots is the standard Fedora theme. The black theme that I used for the other screenshots is a customized version of the theme "SlicknesS" from I can send it to you if you give me your email address.

Best regards,


From: at: 2008-06-11 18:33:19

Thanks, it looks great.

From: Adro at: 2008-10-09 03:13:57

Hiya Oliver,

Could you send me the theme too please? My email is mrsparkle78 [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks very much



From: Anonymous at: 2008-11-26 13:03:00


 can you plzz email the theme to me as well


From: at: 2008-07-12 23:25:37

Hi Oliver!

Very nice theme! Can you send it to my email in danielriosantos [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks in advance!


From: at: 2008-07-13 09:56:56

Dear Olli,

 thanks for the tutorial, it was quite useful for me.

Can you please send me the gnome-theme you where using during the tutorial? Thanks!


From: at: 2008-08-11 07:30:37

Great guide, I'm using it as a bit of a bible at the moment - very new to Linux!

If you could email me the modified slickness theme I'd be very greatful.


From: at: 2008-06-17 22:04:55

I have never needed to turn off SELinux on desktops. I don't know what kind of problems are being referred to. If there is a SELinux problem with a Fedora package file a bug.

From: at: 2008-07-02 04:30:00

Thank you for this great guide. Helped me a lot!

From: Adro at: 2008-10-09 03:18:08

Hiya Oliver

Could you send me the theme too please?  My email is mrsparkle78 [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks very much


From: Mahesh M at: 2008-11-25 15:00:39

Hi Oliver

Thanks for the cool tutorial. Could you send me the modified SlicknesS theme please? My email is mahesh_m_1973 [at] yahoo [dot] com

thank you

Mahesh M

From: Ken at: 2008-10-10 02:18:59

First off great tutorial as always.  What is that desktop theme?  In the begining you started off with a glassy desktop theme.  When I installed it I didn't get that theme. 

From: noogz at: 2008-11-26 20:34:14

yes, i'd love to know the themes you used there, too.


From: Micha at: 2008-12-28 14:18:32

I found the theme ;)

Look at and search for 'SlicknesS'. You'll find this (and some modificated) theme for GTK and Berly (Emerald).