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  1. 12 Multimedia Codecs
  2. 13 Skype
  3. 14 Opera

12 Multimedia Codecs

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

su

Then run

yum --enablerepo=atrpms install w32codec

 

13 Skype

To download Skype, go to http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/, choose Static binary tar.bz2 with Qt compiled in, and save the file on your hard disk (e.g. your desktop):

Then open a terminal, become root:

su

and install Skype like this:

cd /home/falko/Desktop
tar jxvf skype_staticQT-1.3.0.53-generic.tar.bz2 -C /opt/
ln -s /opt/skype-1.3.0.53/skype /usr/bin/skype
cp /opt/skype-1.3.0.53/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
cp /opt/skype-1.3.0.53/icons/skype_32_32.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png
rm -f skype_staticQT-1.3.0.53-generic.tar.bz2

Afterwards you will find Skype under Applications > Internet:

 

14 Opera

Go to http://www.opera.com/download/ in your browser and select Fedora as distribution, then Fedora Core 5, Core 6. Click on the Download Opera button and save the file to your hard disk (e.g. your desktop, /home/falko/Desktop in my case):

Open a terminal, become root:

su

and install Opera like this:

cd /home/falko/Desktop
rpm -ivh opera-9.10-20061214.6-shared-qt.i386-en.rpm
rm -f opera-9.10-20061214.6-shared-qt.i386-en.rpm

Afterwards you will find Opera under Applications > Internet:

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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