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11 Adobe Reader

To download Adobe Reader, go to and select the following:

Operating system: Unix/Linux
Version: Linux (.rpm)
Your language

Then click on Continue:

Then click on the Download Adobe Reader button and install the package exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts and RealPlayer in the two previous chapters:


12 Multimedia Codecs

To install multimedia codecs, open a terminal and become root:


Then run

tar xjf all-20061022.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/lib/win32
mv all-20061022/* /usr/lib/win32
rm -fr all-20061022*


13 Skype

To download Skype, go to, and choose RPM for Fedora Core 5 (works for Fedora 7, too):

Then install it exactly as shown for RealPlayer, Adobe Reader, and the TrueType fonts before:


14 Opera

Go to in your browser and select Fedora as distribution, then Fedora Core 5, Core 6. Click on the Download Opera button and install it exactly as shown for the previous packages:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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