Fast and easy home use setup guide:
I personally encourage people to use the Full DVD as it can cut down on network issues if you are in a non-standard DHCP wired/WiFi network.
Use either the torrent client:
or the direct download:
Both of those links are for the full DVD, not the network installer or other options that are JUST as good if not better in their own way.
I am not going re-create the HOWTO install Fedora. There are plenty of great documents out there for that already. This is more of a post installation then anything else.
Once you have your brand new Fedora up and running there are a few things to keep in mind.
1. RedHat (the developers of Fedora Linux) does not include any potential licensed software or codecs for MP3 support of DVD playback as there can be a potential legal issue depending on were you live.
2. With that in mind you will need to install a few 3rd party repositories to download and install those codecs and applications.
The first item I am going to encourage every Fedora user to install is called easyLife. This is a great little “all-in-one” program. It will grab most of your codecs, it will install flash, java, fonts, and a bunch more all with a few clicks of the button. This is a MUST have for anyone who does not want to spend hours searching, downloading, installing, and attempting to configure things by hand.
*side note* As of Fedora 19 there is a new GUI front end tool for YUM (yellowdog updater modified). This is the package manager in RedHat/Fedora/SuSe and several other popular Linux distributions.
Open up the easyLife web page and click on the get latest now for Fedora 19. Let it do its thing and when prompted to “Install” do so. A few seconds later you will be prompted for the root password. Provide this and a few seconds later easyLife will be installed. Do not bother running it yet, we still have a few things left before we are ready for that.
Next point your browser to:
You will see both the free and nonfree repositories. Click on them one at a time for Fedora 19. Follow the same steps as above for installing and configuring. Provide your root password when prompted.
Open a terminal window and su - over to root.
# yum -y update yum
Once those are done, reboot as there will be a new kernel for you I am sure. Once you have rebooted fire up easyLife, enter your root password, it will be using YUM in the background thus the reason for root level password, and check the boxes you wish to install and away you go.
A good idea at this point is to open up some kind of odd media file (well odd from the original codecs for DVD playback and basic MP3 support) like a mkv or m4v file. I allow the default player to open for this as it will prompt you to FIND the proper codecs. Allow this then install them.
If you wish to install Google-chrome navigate to their web page, click the link to get the latest version and follow the same steps as above to install.
Enjoy your new fully media ready Fedora 19.
FYI, just as a side note World of Warcraft runs just as well in Wine as it does in Native MS Windows world. YOU will get an error the first time about video drivers being out of date, just ignore that.
To install wine type the following command as root:
# yum -y install wine
To install WoW, download the launcher from Blizzards site, you will need a valid account information to access this portion of their web page. Once you have the .exe downloaded open your terminal window and as USER, not root type the following:
$ wine /path/to/.exe
and enjoy the game.