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12. IRC Clients

* Konversation

A Qt based IRC client for KDE users

su -c 'yum install konversation'

* xchat

A gtk+ based IRC client for GNOME users

su -c 'yum install xchat'
You will find it under Applications -> Internet -> IRC

13. MSN Messenger Clients

Use an Instant Messenger to communicate with your friends. Ok, you all know what Instant Messengers are. Aparth from those above you can also read my 6 Best Linux Instant Messengers tutorial.

* Empathy

Empathy is the default Instant Messenger of Fedora 10. It supports many different networks such as Jabber, Salut, Google Talk, AIM, Gadu Gadu, GroupWise, ICQ, MSN, QQ and Yahoo. It's in Applications -> Internet -> Empathy Instant Messenger. If it's not there install it by typing:

su -c 'yum install empathy empathy-libs'

* Pidgin

Pidgin was the default IM client of Fedora 9. If you like it better than empathy install it by typing:

su -c 'yum install pidgin'

* Kopete

Kopete is KDE's IM client. If you are a Gnome user it will download a lot of KDE packages and other utilities so be prepared. Install it by typing:

su -c 'yum install kdenetwork'

* aMSN

Another pretty good IM is amsn. It has plugin support also.

su -c 'yum install amsn amsn-plugins'
You will find it under Applications -> Internet -> aMSN

14. Author, Burn and BackUp CD/DVDs

* Sound-Juicer

Sound Juicer is a CD ripping tool. It supports flac, oga, mp3, wav and spx output formats. It is installed by default and you can find it under Applications -> Sound & Video -> Audio CD Extractor. If it's not there install it with:

su -c 'yum install sound-juicer'

* GnomeBaker

A CD/DVD burning utility for GNOME.

su -c 'yum install gnomebaker'
It's under Applications -> Sound & Video -> CD/DVD Writer GnomeBaker.

* k3b

Probably the best Linux CD/DVD burning program. It comes along with a lot of KDE dependencies if you are using GNOME.

su -c 'yum install k3b'
To enable all encoding features and programs for k3b type:

su -c 'yum install k3b-extras-freeworld vcdimager normalize transcode lame lame-libs'

* Brasero

Brasero is a CD/DVD disc authoring tool for the Gnome desktop.

su -c 'yum install brasero'

* k9copy

K9copy is the linux version of DVDshrink.

su -c 'yum install k9copy'
su -c 'yum install libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd'

* DeVeDe

DeVeDe is a very good dvd authoring tool. It allows you to convert any type of video format to DVD so that you can watch it in any player you like.

su -c 'yum install devede'
For those who would like more info I have written a guide on How to create a custom DVD using DeVeDe .


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