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Fedora 23 Post Installation Guide

Fedora 23 is the latest version of Linux distro from Red Hat. It has brought a lot of new features. DNF (Danified YUM) was one of the major changes in Fedora 22 and Fedora 23 is no different. DNF is the latest Package Manager for Fedora. It replaces the old YUM which has been deprecated. And future Fedora releases will move to DNF. DFN uses similar syntax to the old YUM so migrating to DNF will not be any issues. Fedora 23 finally gets Google Drive. Fedora 23 ships with LibreOffice 5, Builder IDE and Wayland and many more improvements.

Fedora Update

Its always better to keep your system updated.

RPM Fusion Repo

RPM Fusion Repository includes most of the third party applications which are not included with the main distro for various reasons. It is recommended to install the RPM fusion repo. Most of the packages mentioned on this page uses RPM Fusion Repository like mp3 codex, Multimedia players and many more.

MP3 Playback

The default installing of the players listed below may not allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 files you may have to install gstreamer mp3 plugins. Fedora 23 has some issues when installing gstreamer mp3 plugins. It can be installed using Fedy Tool. Fedy Tool also has some other useful software packages too.

Fedy Tool

Rythmbox

Rythmbox is likely that it will be installed by default. If not installed then you can install it very easily.

Amarok

Amarok is the default audio player for KDE. It can also be installed on Gnome.

Audacious

Audacious is a winamp like audio player

XMMS

XMMS is another winamp like audio player. And its one of my favorite. Its better than audacious in my eyes

Banshee

Banshee allows you to import CDs, sync your music collection to an iPod, play music directly from an iPod, create playlists with songs from your library, and create audio and MP3 CDs from your music library.

Video and DVD Playback

VLC player

VLC player is the best video player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost every video format.

XINE

Xine is another video player for Linux. It is very much like vlc player

Mplayer with SM Player GUI

Mplayer is a VLC player like player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost all video and audio formats.

Totem

Totem is the default video player for Fedora.

K9Copy

K9Copy is a free, open source DVD backup and DVD authoring program for Linux

libdvdcss

libdvdcss is a free and open source software library for accessing and unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the Content Scramble System (CSS). libdvdcss is part of the VideoLAN project and is used by VLC media player and other DVD player software such as Ogle, xine-based players, and MPlayer.

Adobe Flash Player

Add the Adobe repo

Install Flash Player

Install Adobe reader

Google Chrome

Add Google dnf Repo

And paste the following

Fedora 32-bit

Fedora 64-bit
Save the file using “:wq“.

Install Google Chrome

Other Applications

Filezilla

Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best

7z or p7zip

Unrar

Unrar utility for extracting, testing and viewing the contents of archives created with the RAR archiver version 1.50 and above.

Transmission bittorrent client

Transmission is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux platform.

Wine

Wine is a is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on Linux. It can run many windows applications even some games in Linux.

Gparted

GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.

Gimp

Gimp is the most advanced Image Editor for Linux. This gimp has lot of useful features useful.

Virtual Box

Docky

Inkscape

Blender

qBittorrent

Deluge

Install Steam

Development Tools

Open JDK

The opensource implementation of Java Development Kit

Eclipse IDE

Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated development environment (IDE)

QT Creator

Git

Android Tools

Install Other Desktop Environments

Install XFCE Desktop

Install KDE Desktop

Install Mate Desktop

Install LXDE Desktop

Install Cinnamon Desktop

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