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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9 - Page 6

8.3 Optional

8.3.1 Unrar

With this package you'll be able to unpack rar files. If you want to use unrar, install the following package.

  • unrar


8.3.2 Network Traffic Applet

With this applet you can monitor the speed of your network devices.

If you want to use the network traffic applet, install the following package.

  • gnome-applet-netspeed

Afterwards add the applet to the gnome-panel. Right click on the panel, choose "Add to panel" and select the applet.


8.3.3 K3B


K3B is a burning suite with a lot of features.

If you want to use K3B, install the following packages.

  • k3b
  • k3b-extras-nonfree
  • transcode
  • normalize
  • vcdimager


8.3.4 Skype


Skype is a software for internet telephony, instant messaging etc.

If you want to use Skype, install the following package.

  • skype


8.3.5 Audacity


Audacity is a software to edit audio files.

If you want to use Audacity, install the following package.

  • audacity-nonfree


8.3.6 Streamtuner


Streamtuner is a stream directory browser. With Streamtuner you can listen to SHOUTcast-streams etc.

If you want to use Streamtuner, install the following package.

  • streamtuner


8.3.7 Filezilla


Filezilla is an ftp client with many features - supporting FTP, FTPS, FTPES and SFTP.

If you want to use filezilla, install the following package.

  • filezilla


8.3.8 Gparted


With gparted you are able to resize, move and format partitions - many file systems are supported.

  • gparted
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