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I'm used to DEB... I know its not, but is it YUM or RPM? Don't know which flash to get for youtu... err... my self help videos

Can someone give me a quick rundown of what is what?
Abiword is a Writer like Libreoffice or Open Office
Pidgeon, Firefox, and Transmission are the same
LXTerminal is Terminal
I got these...

but where is gparted, brasero, skype, cheese, gimp, inkscape.... I'm sure they could be here somewhere but I don't see a software repo in which to hunt.

In terminal, what are the base commands comparable to that of Sudo and apt-get?
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Fedora is an rpm based distro, and uses yum as it's package manager. yum is the equivalent of apt-get. Sudo is sudo, you just have to set it up in fedora.

See my sig for post-install help. The most important step is setting up your rpmfusion repos. That will have basically all the software you want. You'll need separate repos for the proprietary flash, skype, and chrome or FF4. You can also install Libreoffice easily. I don't remember if they removed OO yet, but that's easily done as well. Just "yum remove foo" with foo being the package name.

After that just
Code:
yum install gparted gimp whateverelse
Anything else just ask.
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Fedora is an rpm based distro, and uses yum as it's package manager. yum is the equivalent of apt-get. Sudo is sudo, you just have to set it up in fedora.

See my sig for post-install help. The most important step is setting up your rpmfusion repos. That will have basically all the software you want. You'll need separate repos for the proprietary flash, skype, and chrome or FF4. You can also install Libreoffice easily. I don't remember if they removed OO yet, but that's easily done as well. Just "yum remove foo" with foo being the package name.

After that just
Code:
yum install gparted gimp whateverelse
Anything else just ask.
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Is it APT or DEB? Yes.

Is it YUM or RPM? Yes.

Read my Linux Software Guide. All your questions were answered there.
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post #5 of 22
yum is the package installer
rpm is packages I think

and to use sudo, you have to set it up. It's much easier just to use su -c 'command goes here'
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you can use rpm as a package manager and in some cases you might have to

rpm IS a command used to manage packages yum is just easier and such... you can think of it as yum being a front end to rpm the same as apt is a front end to dpkg (a command most people dont even know exists...)
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Can't seem to figure out how to change the DE from LXDE to KDE now... this certainly is different from what I'm used to. I'd really like to see how this runs with the flashy KDE 4.
    
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Can't seem to figure out how to change the DE from LXDE to KDE now... this certainly is different from what I'm used to. I'd really like to see how this runs with the flashy KDE 4.
your login manager doesnt have a session option? should be there if everything was configured correctly youll need to install the kde desktop environment first ofc

if not... i guess you could always start it manually?
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your login manager doesnt have a session option? should be there if everything was configured correctly youll need to install the kde desktop environment first ofc

if not... i guess you could always start it manually?
It does, but the options are Default, LXDE, Openbox.

How do I start it manually? I pretty much don't have the hang of anything in this OS yet lol
    
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...See my sig for post-install help...
This isnt working for me. The site comes up, sure, but the code/commands are a no-go...
for example,
Code:
su root
sudo whoami
returns "root"... but following the instuctions only returns errors.

Configuring YUM = there is no RPM fusion... so none of these commands for such work.

Pretty much... su -c anything is a no-go. Is your page only for Fed14?
    
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