To install software on Linux, it is almost always best to use your distribution's package manager. There may be multiple choices available in how to use the package manager.
If I understand correctly, the tag on your post says that it was identified as being posted by a machine running Fedora. Should I assume you are asking how to install software in Fedora?
My Fedora expertise is not exactly current. But so far as I understand, yum
is one of the ways to use the package manager in Fedora. In my opinion, when yum is one of the available ways to use the package manager, it is the best way.
Yum has a more readable man page than typical Linux software, so that is a decent way to learn to use yum.
Most package management systems in Linux have multiple ways to get at them (multiple user interfaces for the same underlying operations). In the older Centos systems I use, there is an Add/Remove Software
GUI that is a total abomination and a waste of time to try to use. There is also yum, which is an excellent command line based UI for access to the same features. I suspect those choices remain similar in Fedora, but I'm not sure.
In the obsolete Mepis I use (and in many other older Debian based distributions) there is a difficult to use command line access to the package manager called apt, and a really great GUI access to the same called synaptic.
Overall, using the package manager (via whatever UI) is the better choice compared to installing the software by the methods typically described on that software's development web site:
Almost any open source software has instructions posted to download and install from source code on their development web site. Most of them also have instructions for downloading and installing binaries from their development site. You can often get a slightly newer version by getting it from such as site than by getting it from your distribution. But it is almost never worth the extra trouble to do so. Stick with the version you can get from your distribution's package manager.