Fedora 18 also known as Spherical Cow is the latest version of Fedora distro. It comes with many new features and software updates.
Note: Almost every command shown here requires root privileges. So make sure you are logged in as root. Run su command to login as root.
RPM Fusion Repository includes variety of applications which are not included in the main distro. Like mp3 codec, multimedia player for playing DVDs and many more.
It is highly recommended that you install RPM Fusion repo because many of the following packages require you to install RPM Fusion otherwise it will not work
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
Rythmbox is likely that it will be installed by default. If not installed then you can install it very easily.
yum install rhythmbox
The default installation of rhytmbox wont allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 you need to add the codes
yum install gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly
Amarok is the default audio player for KDE. It can also be installed on Gnome.
yum install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer
Audacious is a winamp like audio player
yum install audacious audacious-plugins
XMMS is another winamp like audio player. And its one of my favorite. Its better than audacious in my eyes
yum install xmms xmms-mp3
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.
yum install banshee banshee-community-extensions
Video and DVD Playback
VLC player is the best video player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost every video format.
yum install vlc
Xine is another video player for Linux. It is very much like vlc player
yum install xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld
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.
yum install mplayer smplayer
Totem is the default video player for Fedora.
yum install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld
Adobe Flash Player
Add the Adobe repo
rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux yum install flash-plugin
Install Flash Player
yum install flash-plugin
Add adobe YUM Repo
rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Install Adobe reader
yum install AdobeReader_enu
Add Google YUM Repo
And paste the following
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome - 32-bit baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome - 64-bit baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
Save the file using “:wq“.
Install Google Chrome
yum install google-chrome-stable
Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best
yum install filezilla
7z or p7zip
yum install p7zip
Unrar utility for extracting, testing and viewing the contents of archives created with the RAR archiver version 1.50 and above.
yum install unrar
Transmission bittorrent client
Transmission is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux platform.
yum install transmission
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.
yum install wine
Gimp is the most advanced Image Editor for Linux. This gimp has lot of useful features useful.
yum install gimp yum install gimp-data-extras gimpfx-foundry gimp-lqr-plugin gimp-resynthesizer gnome-xcf-thumbnailer