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Old 03-05-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
bowbalitic
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How to install on Fedora 8


How do I install on Fedora Core 8. My "Linux for Dummies" book gives a long drawn out description where I have to know every thing about the application. I wouldn't mind learning it that way, but I would like to know if their is a little easier method, because I am really new to linux and I would like to learn one step at a time.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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Many ways to do the same thing:
- Applications > Add/Remove software: just select what you need and click on apply
- install Yumex: yumex is a graphical front-end to yum and is like Add/Remove Software but it looks better organized
- use yum from the command line: launch a terminal, sign in as root (su -) and install packages with yum -y install package name, e.g. yum -y install firefox will install the firefox browser.
- install rpm packages you find on the internet with rpm -ivh package name; this is not the recommended way because of potential dependency issues but things like realplayer are generally fine to install like this.
 
  


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