The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6 - Page 5

7 Installing Additional Software

Now that we have added additional repositories, a lot more packages are available in our package manager for installation, especially a big deal of our needed packages. To install them, go to Applications > Add/Remove Software:

Type in the root password:

The Package Manager opens. Go to the List tab. Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. mplayer* means all packages that start with mplayer) and click on Apply afterwards:

  • amarok
  • amarok-visualisation
  • amule
  • audacity
  • azureus
  • banshee
  • bittorrent
  • bittorrent-gui
  • bluefish
  • dvdrip
  • f-spot
  • ffmpeg
  • flash-plugin
  • gftp
  • gnomebaker
  • gnucash
  • gstreamer-plugins*
  • gtkpod
  • k3b
  • k3b-extras
  • kdewebdev
  • kino
  • lame
  • mjpegtools
  • mplayer*
  • ntfs-3g
  • scribus
  • thunderbird
  • vlc
  • xchat
  • xchat-gnome
  • xine
  • xine-lib
  • xine-skins
  • xinetd (needed by VMware Server)
  • xmms*

Click on Continue:

The Package Manager resolves the dependencies of the chosen packages:

Click on Continue again:

The chosen packages and their dependencies are downloaded:

It is possible that there are other unknown keys. Accept them by clicking on Import key:

The chosen packages are installed:

Click on OK to finish the software installation:

 

8 Inventory (II)

Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again:

Our inventory should now look like this:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] gFTP
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Bittorrent
[x] Azureus
[x] Gaim
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[ ] 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] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[ ] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] GnomeBaker
[x] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[ ] Nvu
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[ ] TrueType fonts
[x] Java

One of the packages we've just installed is the Flash Player 9 for Linux. To see if it works in our Firefox browser, open Firefox and type in

about:plugins

in the address bar. In the page that loads you should see that Flash is listed:

You can now open a web site of which you know that it uses Flash. For example, www.spiegel.de has video news in Flash. You should be able to see (and hear) the Flash movies:

Another web site that uses Flash movies is YouTube, for example.

A few applications are still missing, so let's install them now.

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