Fedora 23 Post Installation Guide
Fedora 23 is the latest version of Linux distro from Red Hat. It has brought a lot of new features. DNF (Danified YUM) was one of the major changes in Fedora 22 and Fedora 23 is no different. DNF is the latest Package Manager for Fedora. It replaces the old YUM which has been deprecated. And future Fedora releases will move to DNF. DFN uses similar syntax to the old YUM so migrating to DNF will not be any issues. Fedora 23 finally gets Google Drive. Fedora 23 ships with LibreOffice 5, Builder IDE and Wayland and many more improvements.
Its always better to keep your system updated.
sudo dnf update
RPM Fusion Repo
RPM Fusion Repository includes most of the third party applications which are not included with the main distro for various reasons. It is recommended to install the RPM fusion repo. Most of the packages mentioned on this page uses RPM Fusion Repository like mp3 codex, Multimedia players and many more.
su -c 'dnf install --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'
The default installing of the players listed below may not allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 files you may have to install gstreamer mp3 plugins. Fedora 23 has some issues when installing gstreamer mp3 plugins. It can be installed using Fedy Tool. Fedy Tool also has some other useful software packages too.
su -c "curl https://satya164.github.io/fedy/fedy-installer -o fedy-installer && chmod +x fedy-installer && ./fedy-installer"
Rythmbox is likely that it will be installed by default. If not installed then you can install it very easily.
sudo dnf install rhythmbox
Amarok is the default audio player for KDE. It can also be installed on Gnome.
sudo dnf install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer
Audacious is a winamp like audio player
sudo dnf install audacious audacious-plugins
XMMS is another winamp like audio player. And its one of my favorite. Its better than audacious in my eyes
sudo dnf install xmms xmms-mp3
Banshee allows you to import CDs, sync your music collection to an iPod, play music directly from an iPod, create playlists with songs from your library, and create audio and MP3 CDs from your music library.
sudo dnf install banshee banshee-community-extensions
Video and DVD Playback
VLC player is the best video player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost every video format.
sudo dnf install vlc
Xine is another video player for Linux. It is very much like vlc player
sudo dnf install xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld
Mplayer with SM Player GUI
Mplayer is a VLC player like player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost all video and audio formats.
sudo dnf install mplayer smplayer
Totem is the default video player for Fedora.
sudo dnf install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld
K9Copy is a free, open source DVD backup and DVD authoring program for Linux
sudo dnf install k9copy
libdvdcss is a free and open source software library for accessing and unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the Content Scramble System (CSS). libdvdcss is part of the VideoLAN project and is used by VLC media player and other DVD player software such as Ogle, xine-based players, and MPlayer.
sudo dnf install libdvdcss
Adobe Flash Player
Add the Adobe repo
sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Install Flash Player
sudo dnf install flash-plugin
Install Adobe reader
sudo dnf install AdobeReader_enu
Add Google dnf Repo
sudo vi /etc/dnf.repos.d/google.repo
And paste the following
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome - 32-bit baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome - 64-bit baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
Save the file using “:wq“.
Install Google Chrome
sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable
Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best
sudo dnf install filezilla
7z or p7zip
sudo dnf install p7zip
Unrar utility for extracting, testing and viewing the contents of archives created with the RAR archiver version 1.50 and above.
sudo dnf install unrar
Transmission bittorrent client
Transmission is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux platform.
sudo dnf install transmission
Wine is a is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on Linux. It can run many windows applications even some games in Linux.
sudo dnf install wine
GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
sudo dnf install gparted
Gimp is the most advanced Image Editor for Linux. This gimp has lot of useful features useful.
sudo dnf install gimp dnf install gimp-data-extras gimpfx-foundry gimp-lqr-plugin gimp-resynthesizer gnome-xcf-thumbnailer
sudo dnf install VirtualBox
sudo dnf install docky
sudo dnf install inkscape
sudo dnf install inkscape
sudo dnf install qbittorrent
sudo dnf install deluge
dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-steam.repo sudo dnf install steam
The opensource implementation of Java Development Kit
sudo dnf install java
Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated development environment (IDE)
sudo dnf install eclipse
sudo dnf install qt-creator
sudo dnf install git
sudo dnf install android-tools
Install Other Desktop Environments
Install XFCE Desktop
sudo dnf install @xfce-desktop
Install KDE Desktop
sudo dnf install @kde-desktop
Install Mate Desktop
sudo dnf install @mate-desktop
Install LXDE Desktop
sudo dnf install @lxde-desktop
Install Cinnamon Desktop
sudo dnf install @cinnamon-desktop