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  1. 9 TrueType Fonts
  2. 10 RealPlayer
  3. 11 Adobe Reader

9 TrueType Fonts

To install TrueType fonts, open a terminal window again and become root:


Then run

wget -c
rpm -ivh msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm
rm -f msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm
/etc/init.d/xfs restart


10 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit in Firefox and download the RPM package (don't hit the big yellow Download RealPlayer button, but use the small link Download RPM Package below it instead):

Save it to your hard disk, e.g. to your desktop (that's Firefox' default setting):

Then open a terminal window and become root:


Go to the directory where you saved the RealPlayer RPM package. If you saved it on the desktop, that would be /home/<your_username>/Desktop, e.g. /home/falko/Desktop in my case:

cd /home/falko/Desktop

Then install the RealPlayer like this:

yum -y install compat-libstdc++-33
rpm -ivh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
rm -f RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm

Afterwards you will find a RealPlayer icon in the Applications > Sound & Video menu:


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 save the file on your hard disk (e.g. your desktop):

Open a terminal and become root:


Go to the directory where you saved the file, e.g.

cd /home/falko/Desktop

Adobe Reader depends on the package compat-libstdc++-33 which we already installed when we installed RealPlayer. If you didn't install RealPlayer, then install compat-libstdc++-33 now:

yum -y install compat-libstdc++-33

(Of course you can do this even if you installed RealPlayer before. yum (that's Fedora's package manager) will just tell you that the package is already installed.)

Then install Adobe Reader:

rpm -ivh AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm
rm -f AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm

Afterwards, you will find Adobe Reader in Applications > Office (I ended up with two Adobe Reader icons, I'm not sure why, but it doesn't hurt, so I don't change it):

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