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Old 02-13-2017, 03:04 PM   #1
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Downloading applications for Linux on RHEL


i recently installed RHEL and i want to get used to it. i cant seem to find the common applications like google chrome and VLC online. can anyone tell me where to find them or pass a link? looking for those two apps in particular.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 03:16 PM   #2
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Sounds like Chrome will be a bit of a pain to install and there is a little bit of a risk in doing so...

https://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/

Firefox might be a better alternative here, RHEL isn't bleeding edge and so is going to be more limited on things that like to stay up to date, such as chrome.

As for VLC, seems a bit easier, altho in this guide they missed that you can do "yum install epel-release" for RHEL/CentOS 7

http://www.tecmint.com/install-vlc-m...centos-fedora/

These are guides I found after some quick googling... I haven't tested these myself.

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Old 02-13-2017, 03:17 PM   #3
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Hi, RHEL is an enterprise level distribution and you have to pay for supports/upgrades.

Could you let us know what you are planning to do? It may be better to use a different distro which is more in keeping with your requirements (and is FREE ).
 
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Did you pay for RHEL? If you didn't, you have an evaluation demo that you can't update or get security patches for. If you just liked the sound of it or wanted to learn about it, you could get CentOS. That's the free equivalent, endorsed by Red Hat.

There are lots of repositories which support CentOS/RHEL
https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRe...s/Repositories
If you use such things, you must make sure that no third-party source can overwrite any crucial part of your system, or all hell may break loose!
https://wiki.centos.org/PackageManag...Yum/Priorities

You can get a VLC package for CentOS/RRHEL from http://rpmfusion.org
Google Chrome you get from Google
https://lintut.com/how-to-install-go...-fedora-19-20/

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Old 02-14-2017, 01:01 PM   #5
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Free RedHat subscription, According to RedHat:

https://www.redhat.com/en/about/pres...r-subscription
 
Old 02-14-2017, 02:08 PM   #6
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Free RedHat subscription, According to RedHat:

https://www.redhat.com/en/about/pres...r-subscription
Not sure how this is relevant?
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Offered as a self-supported, non-production developer subscription,
That suggests that there is no support -- which doesn't bode well for installing non-registered, unsupported, non-tested third-party packages to me?
 
Old 02-14-2017, 02:16 PM   #7
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Not sure how this is relevant?
That suggests that there is no support -- which doesn't bode well for installing non-registered, unsupported, non-tested third-party packages to me?
The support is the same as with any other distro of Linux, in this case. What you DO NOT get with that, is the *LATEST* versions of updates/fixes, but you do get access to limited channels of the Red Hat network.

Regardless, the OP is going to have a VERY hard time with even CentOS. OP, what is your ACTUAL NEED to run a server-class distro?? Because you are making life hard on yourself. Installing common apps is the tip of this iceberg...bear in mind that servers don't have wifi/bluetooth/sound, or even a MONITOR and KEYBOARD sometimes. Support for 'consumer devices' is spotty and/or impossible in some cases. If you want to learn Linux, and want to remain in the Red Hat ecosystem, load Fedora.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 04:04 PM   #8
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Fedora hosts EPEL

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

However there isn't Google Chrome, from what I see.

RHEL probably isn't the best to learn Linux from. As others have recommended, try CentOS and/or Fedora.
 
  


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