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Installing Software on Fedora or Linux in General

asked 2018-08-04 19:05:14 -0600

Sudharaka gravatar image

updated 2018-08-04 19:05:39 -0600

Hi everyone,

I was thinking the normal process you guys use to install a given software in Fedora or any other Linux distribution that you use. I am thinking about getting some people I know familiar with Linux and it seems that the way Linux distributions normally install software through their package managers with the terminal might be a little overwhelming for the users; who might be coming from a windows or OSX background. Is there a more GUI type way of installing a given package? Just like double clicking on a windows machine?

Thank you; any ideas are welcome :)

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answered 2018-08-05 05:06:38 -0600

abadrinath gravatar image

updated 2018-08-05 05:07:07 -0600

There are GUI software managers such as dnfdragora (which is historically known as being bad), Yumex (outdated), Synaptic or GNOME Software (the one most use). I tend to prefer command line tools; they are a lot easier than you think!

Most of the time, when I want to install something, it's just a simple:

dnf search whateverSoftware # make sure it's here!

dnf install whateverSoftware

Want to remove?

dnf remove whateverSoftware

There's a great guide here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF

It's really, really simple to use the command line most of the time. Look up a video tutorial if you are struggling; chances are millions of people have already struggled with it and have posted how to do it. Or post it here, we'd be glad to help you out.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks for the replay. I'll read through the documentation you've provided; I hope things will work out. :)

Sudharaka gravatar imageSudharaka ( 2018-08-05 13:53:20 -0600 )edit

I'm sure they will! Feel free to post a question here if you need any more help.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2018-08-05 18:33:36 -0600 )edit
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answered 2018-08-05 02:30:18 -0600

florian gravatar image

All major Linux distributions have developed App Stores in the past years.

Fedora workstation comes with Gnome Software for example.

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answered 2018-08-12 17:11:45 -0600

The default Fedora distribution nowadays comes with "Discover", which is probably what you are looking for.

However, I recommend you to learn how to use the command line. It's more practical.

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