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 -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'

>>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

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.


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:

name=Builds of the "stable" tag of the Chromium Web Browser

Save the file and install chromium:

yum install chromium


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:


yum install gimp


yum install inkscape


yum install blender

>>10) Internet Utilities:


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

Torrent Clients:


yum install deluge


yum install qbittorrent

 FTP client


yum install filezilla


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