Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

Fedora Utils

Fedora Utils is a "post installation" script for Fedora which lets you easily install applications that are not available in the main Fedora repositories and tweak various settings.

Complete Fedora Utils feature list:
  • Add current user to sudoers
  • Enable autologin for current user
  • Set yum to keep cache
  • Install yum tidy-cache plugin
  • Add repositories - RPMFusion, Google, Adobe, Chromium, Skype
  • Enable touchpad clicks
  • Install multimedia codecs
  • Install Adobe Flash
  • Install Java Runtime Environment
  • Install wine with gecko
  • Install Google Talk plugin
  • Add colors and fortune messages to Terminal
  • Set SELinux in permissive mode
  • Install Microsoft fonts
  • Install Jockey driver installer (From Parsidora repo)
  • Install essential software
  • Fixes: Fix font smoothing, Fix rpmdb error, Fix gnome keyring, Fix picasa not starting, Fix anaconda causing revisor not to start, Fix MPlayer driver error, Fix ntfs-config not starting
  • Install Gnome Shell Extensions - GPaste, Media Player, Weather, Alternate Status Menu, Dock Extension, Places Menu, User Theme, Window Navigator, Zeitgeist
  • Install Software - Google Chrome, Picasa, Google Earth, HandBrake, Skype, WinFF, Unico Theme Engine
  • Clean up system
  • Optimize boot by turning off unnecessary services
  • Show system info


Fedora Utils

As Fedora 16 will be available soon (November, 8), Satya has released Fedora Utils 1.7 which comes with Fedora 16 support.

Fedora Utils is now easier to use: based on the feedback in our "Easily Install Extra Applications In Fedora Using Autoplus Or Fedora Utils" post, the script is now available as a RPM package too and you can run it either from the menu or by just double clicking the script and selecting "Run in Terminal".

Also, the software packs installation has been removed because it was confusing as there was no info on what packages each pack installs. Instead of this feature, some packages that aren't available in the repositories can be installed via "Install additional Software".

Other changes include: auto update, system status of installations / tweaks, command line arguments for the script, option to install Media Player extension, fix Weather Extension dependency and other fixes.


Download Fedora Utils (with Fedora 16 support)
«
Next
Newer Post
»
Previous
Older Post