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Fedora 18 Post Installation : Top things to do after installing Fedora 18

Check out Fedora 19 "Schrodinger's Cat" post installation guide here

Top things to do after installing Fedora 18:

Fedora 18 Post Installation Guide:

>>1) Fedora utils :

Fedora utils is an utility which can help you in installing codecs and extra software.

To install Fedora utils:

 su -c "curl http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/satya164:/fedorautils/Fedora_18/home:satya164:fedorautils.repo -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedorautils.repo && yum install fedorautils"

>>2) Enable RPM Fusion Repositories:

By enabling RPM Fusion Repositories we can install applications like Vlc, media-codecs, etc which are not available in Fedora official repositories due to some sort of license issues.

To enable RPM Fusion enter the following command:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm'

>>3)Install Gnome-tweak-tool:

Gnome tweak tool is an utility to customize advance Gnome 3 options:

yum install gnome-tweak-tool 

>>4) Install media-codecs and VLC for media playback:

yum install gstreamer gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly ffmpeg
yum install vlc

>> 5) Install Adobe Flash plugin:

First add adobe repository by entering the following command:

sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Import Keys: 

sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

Intsall flash plugin:

yum install flash-plugin

>>6) Install OpenJDK Java runtime environment:

su -c 'yum install java-*-openjdk java-*-openjdk-plugin'

>>7) Web Browsers:

Google Chrome:

Go to the link and download the rpm for google chrome and doble click it for installation.

Chromium:

To install chromium, add the chromium repository in "yum.repos" directory:

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-chromium-stable.repo

Now add the following lines in the new document:

[fedora-chromium-stable]
name=Builds of the "stable" tag of the Chromium Web Browser
baseurl=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-$releasever/$basearch/
enabled=1
skip_if_unavailable=1
gpgcheck=0 

Save the file and install chromium:

yum install chromium

Midori:

yum install midori 

>>8) Wine:
Wine is an open source software which helps us to install and run windows applications under Linux platform. To install wine enter the following command:

yum install wine 

>>9) Graphic Related Utilities:

Gimp:

yum install gimp

Inkscape:

yum install inkscape

Blender:

yum install blender

>>10) Internet Utilities:

Skype:

Download the setup of Skype for Fedora here.
After downloading just double click the rpm file.

Torrent Clients:

Deluge:

yum install deluge

Qbittorrent:

yum install qbittorrent

 FTP client

Filezilla:

yum install filezilla

Gwibber:

Gwibber is a microblogging client.

yum install gwibber

>>11) General Utilities:

Unrar and 7 zip:

yum install unrar p7zip p7zip-plugins

Yum extender:

Yum extender is an advance GUI for yum package manager.

yum install yumex

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