Introduction

With the use of modern Gnu/Linux distributions package managers, package dependencies are no more a problem per-se, but usually each distribution ships with a certain version of a program, and we want to install a new version we have to compile it, or rely on third party repositories. The same thing happens if the repositories of our favorite distribution doesn't contain a certain application we need. Also for an application distributor can be time-consuming having to provide different package formats for the same application.

Flatpak is a relatively new technology which aims at solving those kind of problems. Applications installed with Flatpack come pre-packaged with all their dependencies and run in their own sandboxed environment. In this tutorial we will see how to install and use flatpak on Fedora 28.

Objective

Install MakeMKV on Fedora Linux

Distributions

This is tested with Fedora 25 but may work with earlier or later versions of Fedora.

Requirements

An working install of Fedora with root privileges.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Objective

Install the official Spotify Linux client on Fedora.

Distributions

This was tested with Fedora 25, but it may work with slightly newer or older versions of Fedora.

Requirements

A working install of Fedora with root access.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Two of the most popular and highest quality media programs available for Linux are not available through Fedora's default repositories. Of course, these are no other than Kodi and VLC, and they are available on Fedora through RPM Fusion.

Kodi, which was previously known as XBMC, has boomed in popularity as of late with both Linux and mainstream audiences.

VLC has been a long time favorite for anyone looking for a media player capable of playing content with just about any encoding or file extension.

Getting the Repositories

As with many multimedia things in Fedora, this is an instance of "RPM Fusion to the rescue." Utilizing the reliable and trusted RPM Fusion repository grants access to both Kodi and VLC as well as valuable multimedia codecs and libraries required to play many people's favorite content.

The best way to get the repositories is to use the series of commands provided by RPM Fusion.
$ su -c 'dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Introduction

Google Chrome is one of the fastest and most well liked browsers available. Despite its closed source, it has long been a favorite of Linux users. This is especially true because it integrates features traditionally locked behind other proprietary software, like Flash, which traditionally function poorly.

Distributions like Fedora which only ship free software don't include Chrome, but Google provides convenient repositories to major Linux distributions to make installing and managing Chrome on Linux easy.

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