Top applications for Fedora11

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Fedora 11 Leonidas is Hardly a Spartan Linux has been released, it has faster performance and new security, virtualization, desktop and server features.
Here are top applications that you can add to your fedora 11

 1- First add repositories from rpm fusion :

 Copy the 2 lines to your terminal :

su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
 http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

 Then update the cashe

yum update 
Now under root :
2- Install MS fonts (Microsoft true fonts)

1) Make sure you have the following rpm-packages installed in your distribution. Any version should do.

rpm-build

wget

ttmkfdir utility

cabextract utility

Now install rpm-build and cabextract

 sudo yum install rpm-build cabextract

Then download msttcorefonts

wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

Now type

 rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

Note the path where the rpm is written and use it in the command below.

rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

Enjoy your new high quality fonts. To verify that the installation succeeded, please use the command ‘xlsfonts | grep ^-microsoft’. You should

see a whole lot of microsoft font names there. Please note that you need to restart all programs that you want to make aware of the new fonts.

Note also that not all fonts have ‘microsoft’ in their name, some of them will be from ‘monotype’ instead.

3- Install vlc media player

yum install install vlc


4- Install adobe reader and Flash player ,

Both adobe reader and flash player are important applications, you can download them from

the website of adobe :

Go to adobe  page and download the rpm packageof adobe reader,

For flash player download the rpm package from here

5- If you need to install some windows softwares, then is necessery to install wine :

yum install wine


6- If you like gaming and you want to install latest windows games on your fedora11,then perhaps

will be a good idea to install playonliux

PlayOnLinux is a piece of sofware which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and softwares designed to

run with Microsoft®’s Windows®


The installation is easy, download the package from this link and open it with double a click on the file

7- Gwget a  download manager for your Fedora 11

Gwgett is a good option, is a powerfull ftp/http download manager, you can install it using

the command :

yum install gwget

gn=”justify”>8- Install amsn the equivalent of msn messenger for windows

yum install amsn


9- Install Vector graphics editor, is equivalent to adobe illustrator for windows, to install

use the command :

yum install inkscape


10- Install Filezilla the powerfull ftp client

yum install filezilla 

11-Install Vuze known actually as Azureus, the most popular bitorrent client.

yum install azureus 

12- Install a media center in your Fedora 11

  The Elisa Media Center has many advanced features that will make your media center

experience unique. It features an intuitive interface with a professional look and  feel which

can be easily used with a standard TV remote control. To install it use this command :

yum install elisa 

  13 -ffmpeg the powerful video converter:

 yum install ffmpeg 

And is all.

perfect-desktopfedora11

 

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