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EasyLife for Fedora

Tool for setting up Fedora with full fuctionality

There is a great third party product for Fedora called EasyLife that you can download that installs and configures a ton of addons and settings by default for you (ubuntu users may compare it to the deceased automatix).

It does the following

  • Sets "sudo" command up for your regular user;
  • Configures RPMFusion repository for extra and non-free software;
  • Installs Flash Player plugin;
  • Installs all kinds of multimedia Codecs (h264,divx,xvid,mp3 etc);
  • Installs additional fonts;
  • Installs Skype;
  • Installs Sun Java and Sun Java Plugin for Firefox;
  • Integrates Sun Java with system-switch-java;
  • Installs Google apps (Picasa, Desktop);
  • And many others...

It's available for Fedora and is a handy tool to save some time setting up the desktop for the first time.


Fedora 10 Book

This is a great Fedora 10 Book

Can buy it at:


Ten outstanding Linux backup utilities

  • Date: July 21st, 2009
  • Author: Jack Wallen

A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone needs to have one. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.

Whether you’re in the IT industry or you’re a computer power user, you need to have a backup tool at the ready. With this tool, you will need scheduled backups, one-time backups, local backups, remote backups, and many other features.

Plenty of proprietary solutions are out there. Some of them are minimal and cost effective, while others are feature-rich and costly. The open source community is no stranger to the world of backups. Here are 10 excellent backup solutions for the Linux operating system. In fact, some of these are actually cross platform and will back up Linux, Windows, and/or Mac.

Note: This article is also available as a PDF download.


Fedora 8 Desktop setup

Fedora 8 Tips and Tricks (v0.4)
Last modified: Friday May 16, 2008

This is based on my Fedora Core 7 Tips and Tricks page. This is in maintenance only mode since there is now a Fedora 9 version of this guide in the works.

I've started to add x86_64 specific instructions below when they differ from traditional 32-bit instructions. The biggest issue is with multimedia plug-ins which are still often available only in 32-bit versions. Please note that I have yet to test the 64-bit instructions personally so if you do try them please do so with care and use the comments section at the bottom to send corrections.