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19. Other Useful Applications

* unrar

su -c 'yum install unrar'

* FTP Client

Pretty good FTP client with ssh support.

su -c 'yum install gftp'


Another popular FTP, FTPS and SFTP client is Filezilla.

su -c 'yum install filezilla'

* chm Reader

For GNOME users gtk based chm viewer

su -c 'yum install gnochm'

* eMule Client

su -c 'yum install amule'

* linuxdcpp

su -c 'yum install linuxdcpp'

* Partition Editor

For GNOME users gtk based partition manipulation program

su -c 'yum install gparted'


For KDE users Qt based partition manipulation program

su -c 'yum install qtparted'

* Google Earth>

Go to this page http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html and download GoogleEarthLinux.bin. Next open a terminal and go to the folder you have saved it, ~/Download is the default. Install it by typing:

su -c 'sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin'


If you have SELinux enabled before you run Google Earth for the first time you should run the following commands or you will get many AVC Denial messages.

su -
restorecon -v '/var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libminizip.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/librender.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libauth.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libevll.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libflightsim.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libinput_plugin.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libgooglesearch.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libcollada.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libgps.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libmeasure.so'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/opt/google-earth/libbasicingest.so'


Now you can find it under Applications -> Internet -> Google Earth. Notice that in order it to run ok you must have installed drivers for your video card.

If you want to uninstall Google Earth in Fedora Linux don't look among the add/delete programs because it wasn't installed using a .rpm package (the equivalent of .deb in Ubuntu). If you haven't changed the default install path of Google Earth you can find an uninstall script in /opt/google-earth. Just run it and Google Earth will be removed.

* gtkpod

A song management program for Apple's well know iPod.

su -c 'yum install gtkpod'


It'll be installed under Applications -> Sound & Video -> GtkPod

* Skype

You can just visit Skype's site and click on the Fedora 7 package. Select to open it with 'Package Installer (Default) and you are done.

Alternatively you can install the Skype repository. Open a terminal and type:

su -c 'gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo'


In that file copy the following lines:

[skype]
name=Skype Repository
baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/
enabled=1
gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc
gpgcheck=0


Now you can easily install/update skype by typing:

su -c 'yum install skype'
su -c 'yum update skype'


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