25 Things to Do After Fresh Fedora 24 and Fedora 25 Workstation Installation

16. Install qBittorrent

Torrents help you to download heavy and important files without being troubled by network bandwidth provided there are enough seeders and you will need a torrent client to download such files and qBittorrent is just a fine choice, it is a free software and cross-platform, it can run on Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and Mac OS X.

In order to install it, simply open the Software manager from GNOME dashboard and search for “qbittorrent”. After finding it, click on “Install” button beside the package to install it on your system.

Install qbittorrent in Fedora 24
Install qbittorrent in Fedora 24

17. Install VirtualBox

If you like testing and playing around with different flavors of Linux, then VirtualBox is good software that you can rely on. You do not need to keep re-installing your primary operating system just to test other distributions, you can run them from a VirtualBox and still get the best results possible.

Although your machine specifications may limit the performance of operating systems installed in a VirtualBox, they still provide a good environment for testing.

To install VirtualBox in Fedora 24/25, you will need to add the repository as follows.

# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo

Then add the following lines into the file, save it and exit.

name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - VirtualBox

Install VirtualBox by running the command:

# dnf install VirtualBox-5.0-5.0.22_108108-fedora24-1.x86-64
# dnf install VirtualBox
Install Virtualbox on Fedora 24
Install Virtualbox on Fedora 24

18. Install Pidgin IM Messenger

Pidgin is a free instant messaging application for Linux and Windows operating systems, it is feature-filled and supports multiple IM networks including Google Talk, Yahoo, MSN, IRC plus so many other.

It is also highly extensible, supports voice and video chat. To install it on Fedora 24/25, use the following command:

# dnf install pidgin
Install Pidgin in Fedora 24
Install Pidgin in Fedora 24

19. Install Different Desktop Environments

The default desktop environment on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25 is GNOME but many of you may prefer using other existing desktops on Linux, you can choose to install what you prefer by issuing the appropriate command below.

Install KDE on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25

# dnf install @kde-desktop
Install KDE Desktop on Fedora 24
Install KDE Desktop on Fedora 24

Install Cinnamon on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25

# dnf install @cinnamon-desktop
Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 24
Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 24

Install Mate on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25

# dnf install @mate-desktop
Install Mate Desktop on Fedora 24
Install Mate Desktop on Fedora 24

Install XFCE on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25

# dnf install @xfce-desktop
Install XFCE Desktop on Fedora 24
Install XFCE Desktop on Fedora 24

Install LXDE on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25

# dnf install @lxde-desktop 
Install LXDE Desktop on Fedora 24
Install LXDE Desktop on Fedora 24

20. Install Steam

Steam is an application that allows users to download games and play them on Linux, and in this case Fedora. Therefore if you enjoy playing games at your free time, then Steam will do for you.

You can get steam on Fedora in these simple steps, first, add the repository from which Steam package will be downloaded as follows:

# dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-steam.repo

To install it run the following command in your terminal:

# dnf install steam
Install Steam in Fedora 24
Install Steam in Fedora 24

21. Install Wine

WINE is a useful tool that enables Linux users to run Windows software directly on Linux. Though not all software is expected to work in WINE. You can install it on Fedora by running the following command:

# dnf install wine
Install Wine in Fedora 24
Install Wine in Fedora 24

22. Install Rufus

It is a fast image burning software for Windows but you can run it on Linux using WINE. Rufus is twice faster than some of the image burning software such as Unetbootin, Universal USB Installer plus many others probably because of its small size.

Simply download the .exe file from here: https://rufus.akeo.ie/

23. Install Dropbox

Dropbox is a free, popular, cross-platform cloud service that works on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. It enables users to store or backup documents, media files and access them from practically anywhere there is Internet connectivity.

To use this service on Fedora, you can install a Dropbox desktop client by searching for “dropbox” in the Software manager application. Once you find it, just click on the “Install” button to install it on your system.

Install Dropbox in Fedora 24
Install Dropbox in Fedora 24

24. Install GNOME Music Player

GNOME music is a relatively new music player that offers some of the basic music player features and functionalities, more importantly, it is simple and easy to use.

You can install it by searching for it in the Software manager, once you identify it, just click on the “Install” button.

Install Gnome Music Player on Fedora 24
Install Gnome Music Player on Fedora 24

25. Install Teamviewer

Teamviewer is a powerful remote access, support and online meeting application. It works well for those working remotely and those who need remote support on the Internet. Users can also hold online meetings, therefore helping you save time and money, making you focus on your work.

You can download teamviewer .rpm file for Fedora from link https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux/.

And you can install it using the RPM package manager utility as follows:

# rpm install /path/to/downlaod/file

That is it for now, there are many other applications that you can install to get started with Fedora 24 and Fedora 25.

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37 thoughts on “25 Things to Do After Fresh Fedora 24 and Fedora 25 Workstation Installation”

  1. I have a headless Linux machine which I run as a “mini-server” at home and is installed with Fedora 24 server with LXDE desktop. 2 Days ago, I connected it to a monitor and upgraded it to Fedora 25. Installation went fine, however whenever I try to login, it used to log me out at the first mouse click.

    I was not able to login through GUI whatsoever (however i was able to login via terminal). Upon going through 100s of blogs and 100s of trial and error, I found out that long ago I had a setup in .bash_profile to increase the resolution whenever I connect using teamviewer (as this server is headless almost all the time and I use the machine’s GUI only though Teamviewer).

    This was the culprit. After removing this, I was able to login without a problem. Now I don’t know how to increase the resolution when I connect to the headless server via Team Viewer. I was using the below command to set the resolution from Fedora 21 until 24:

    xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync 
    xrandr --addmode VIRTUAL1 1920x1080_60.00 
    xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --mode 1920x1080_60.00 
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --off 

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated?

  2. For VirtalBox, you did not mention that dependency is kernel-devel, and to install 5.1 version, you have to install VirtualBox-5.1

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    fedora accidental overwrite my windows I was depressed but, after reading this post, I come to understand how great fedora and all other Linux based open source operating systems are:


    • @VTHORN

      Sure, good to know this. Linux is cool and fun, this is just the start, you’ll discover more interesting things about Linux-based operating systems. Thanks for following us

  4. You tried to install unzip? Even your own graphic showed it as already installed, as it is in a default Fedora install.

    • @kurtdriver

      We had not read through the full documentation for Fedora 25 by the time of the writing, that is why we suggested installation of the package. However, thanks for the heads up, we’ll check before publishing in future articles.

  5. Out of curiosity, you mention setting a static IP as though this should be the default setting. Is that the preferred configuration? I thought DHCP was generally the safer option, so I want to make sure I’m not missing some critical piece of network administration.

    • @Brenden

      You are right, DHCP is the preferred method. However, if you are working in a LAN that you control yourself, then a static IP for your machine would make it easy to access when working on a network.

      In case you are accessing the Internet through a third-party, then DHCP is the best option.

  6. AnyDesk instead of Teamviewer.
    It doesn’t need Wine (native build for Linux).
    It’s faster.
    It’s more secure.
    It’s UI is much cleaner and simpler.
    It uses much less memory.
    They are more sympathetic.


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