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Install Mate Desktop on Fedora 18

This guide contains instructions to install Mate desktop on Fedora 18. One of the new features about Fedora 18 is that it supports Cinnamon and Mate desktop. For those prefer an older look similar to GNOME 2, you can install Mate desktop. Installing Mate Desktop To install Mate desktop use the command: sudo yum install @mate-desktop The above command is the same as yum group install. Once the installation is complete, logout and login with Mate session as shown below. You will get the desktop that is similar to GNOME 2. Note: Please note that you may have duplicate applications such as terminal, calculator and archive manager etc. *** End ***

Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 18

This is the guide to install Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 18. Installing Cinnamon Desktop Open a terminal window and issue the following command: sudo yum install cinnamon The previous command will install the basic desktop. To install all Cinnamon desktop related software use the command sudo yum group install cinnamon You can also install the software tools under Activities >> Show Applications >> System Tools >> Software . Do a search for cinnamon on the top left corner. Check on cinnamon-desktop and click " Install Package " After installation you may need to logout or restart the system. Using Cinnamon Desktop On the login screen (shown below) click on the arrow next to the word session and select " Cinnamon " After login, the desktop is appear differently then GNOME. To launch program click on " Menu " on the lower left corner. Please note that you can configure the bottom panel to appea

Install Fedora 18 on VirtualBox with Guest Additions

Update Fedora 19 is out! Check out Install Fedora 19 on VirtualBox with Guest Additions . ******************************************************************************** This post is about installing Fedora 18 on VirtualBox as guest OS including installation of VirtualBox Guest additions. For installation of VirtualBox on Fedora 18, please refer to this post " Install VirtualBox on Fedora 18 ".  Configuring VirtualBox Virtual Machine In the VirtualBox Manager, click "New" to create a new virtual machine. Enter the name of virtual machine, the type of operating system and indicate whether it is a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.  Select the memory size for this virtual machine. To create a new hard drive, select "Create a virtual hard drive now" and click "Create". Select "VDI" and click "Next".  Opt for "Dynamically allocated" and click "Next". Fin

Install Oracle VirtualBox on Fedora 18

This procedure is to install Oracle VirtualBox on Fedora 18. You can also use the same procedure to install VirtualBox on Fedora 15, Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.  If you had follow my post before and confident with my script, you can scroll down to the bottom of the post and download the script. The script will automatically download, configure and install VirtualBox. Manual Procedure First, you need to download the repository file from VirtualBox using the following command: wget If your system could not recognize wget using the command to install wget: sudo yum install wget Then you need to move the file "virtualbox.repo" to the folder /etc/yum.repos.d/. In the terminal, navigate to the location where you kept the file and use the command: sudo mv virtualbox.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/ Then you need to install gcc, kernel-devel and dkms: sudo yum install gcc kernel-devel dkms To install the lat

Install Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 18

Special Notes For Google Chrome user, you do not need to install Flash Player since Google Chrome comes with its own Flash Player plugins. For Firefox user, you need to install Adobe Flash Player to play embedded video from YouTube and various websites. This installation guide allows user to install Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 18. The procedure is the same as the previous Fedora version therefore, you may also use the following procedure for Fedora 15, Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.  Configuring YUM Repository File First you need to download the rpm file from   Select   "Yum for Linux"  as shown below. You will be downloading a file  "adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm"  into your download folder. Navigate to your download folder and issue the following command: sudo rpm -ivh adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm Then issue this command to import the keys: sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM

Install Dropbox on Fedora 18

This installation guide has been tested for Fedora 18. However, you can also use the same method to install Dropbox on Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.   To install Dropbox in Fedora 18, we need to configure a Dropbox repository and perform a yum install from the system terminal. Configure Dropbox Repository Create a file called dropbox.repo with the following: [Dropbox] name=Dropbox Repository baseurl=$releasever/ gpgkey= You can also  download a copy from here . Place the file under /etc/yum.repos.d. Installing Dropbox Run yum install using the command: sudo yum install nautilus-dropbox Note: If you encounter any error while downloading nautilus-dropbox. You might need to change the base url in the repo file from$releasever/ to Completing the Installation After installation is done, you need to run Dropbox  ( Show A

Install Google Chrome on Fedora 18

The recommended way to install Google Chrome is to navigate to the Google Chrome site at , the site will automatically detect your operating system and display the appropriate download for you. Download Google Software Package Public Signing Key (Important!) Before you proceed to install Chrome, you need to download and import the public signing key from Google. You can skip this step if you have done this before while installing other Google products. Use the following command : wget sudo rpm --import Please note that you only need to download the public key only once for all Google products in Linux. Installing Google Chrome  Then, you visit the site . The site will detect you operating system and display the appropriate download page as below. Click "Download Chrome" Select " 64-bit .rpm (

Fedora 18 Post Installation Software Configuration Guide

This is the post installation software configuration guide for Fedora 18. For installation of Fedora 18, please refer to Fedora 18 Installation Guide . System Update After installation of Fedora 18, the first thing you need to do is to update the system.  You can perform system update by going to Show Applications >> Software . The " Show Applications " icon is the last icon on your favorites bar.  Once the "Software" application is open. Click " Software " on the top menu bar and select " Check for updates ". Alternatively, you could perform system update using the command: sudo yum update You need to reboot the operating system if you have installed a new kernel. Software Installation Some of the essential software applications were preloaded with Fedora such as Libra Office and Firefox. To install new software application, navigate to Show Applications >> Software . Enter the software packa