Fedora Install and configure tips

I like to start by following these guides, with a few short cuts and additions:

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora i686 (GNOME)

This is a great screen by screen guide to help you download and install Fedora


After installing Fedora 14 the big short cut is to use easyLife, download and install easyLife for Fedora here.  This provides one application that you can use to add all the "not completly opensource" stuff you really need to make Fedora useful.  Things like the following list are just a couple of clicks away:


Which is better #Fedora 13 or #Ubuntu 10.04

The state of the Linux desktop

I'm a fan of Fedora and Ubuntu, but for different reasons. Fedora, while unpolished, is a solid distro for adventurous Linux users and developers who want to be on the bleeding edge. Power users deserve a good distro that is usable and feature-complete without a lot of polish or distraction - and that's what Fedora is.
Ubuntu is the flip side. It's very polished, closing in on Apple in terms of usability and applications. It's not quite there yet, but getting closer and certainly a persuasive distro for people switching from Windows. If you're looking to get a friend started with Linux, don't hesitate to begin with Ubuntu.

Benchmarks for Graphics

Published on June 02, 2010
Written by Michael Larabel



You use rsync in the same way you use rcp. You must  specify  a  source and a destination, one of which may be remote.

rsync -avz foo:src/bar /data/tmp

rsync -av /var/samba/ server:/opt/samba  # no compression


Find and grep

grep command syntax

grep "text string to search" directory-path

To search for a string called redeem reward in all text files located in /home/tom/*.txt directory, use

$ grep "redeem reward" /home/tom/*.txt

To recursively search for a text string all files under each directory, use -r option:

$ grep -r "redeem reward" /home/tom

find command syntax

$ find path expression

Using the command line, you can search for files larger than a given filesize using

$find path -size +1024k

$find path -size +5M -print

Note the -print is the default and assumed

Using the command line, you can search for files with name

$find path -name '*.AVI'