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.
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.
[virtualbox] name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - VirtualBox baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/$releasever/$basearch enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 repo_gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc
Install VirtualBox by running the command:
# dnf install VirtualBox-5.0-5.0.22_108108-fedora24-1.x86-64 OR # dnf install VirtualBox
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
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 Cinnamon on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25
# dnf install @cinnamon-desktop
Install Mate on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25
# dnf install @mate-desktop
Install XFCE on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25
# dnf install @xfce-desktop
Install LXDE on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25
# dnf install @lxde-desktop
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
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
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.
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.
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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