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[one-liner]: Installing 3rd Party Apps (Java, Skype, MS Fonts, and Codecs) using the app easyLife on Fedora Linux

Background

Never heard of this app before, easyLife, but it purports to simplifying the installation of the extras that you typically will need on your Fedora system, (i.e. Java, Nvidia, Skype, Adobe Flash, Fonts, etc.). It works like other apps have in the past, Automatix & Ultamatix, on Ubuntu, and Fedora Frog just to name a few.

Solution

easyLife provides an easy installation method for the following 3rd party software on Fedora:

  • Sets “sudo” command up for your regular user;
  • Configures RPMFusion repository for extra and non-free software;
  • Installs Flash Player plugin;
  • Installs all kinds of Codecs (h264,divx,xvid,mp3 etc);
  • Installs nvidia and ati drivers;
  • Installs Skype;
  • Installs Sun Java and Sun Java Plugin for Firefox;
  • Integrates Sun Java with system-switch-java;
  • And many others…

Installation is dead simple.

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# download the latest version
% curl -L 'http://sourceforge.net/projects/easylife-linux/files/latest/download?source=files' 2> /dev/null > easylife_latest.rpm
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 59384  100 59384    0     0  41328      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:-- 80575
 
# install the rpm
% su -c "rpm -Uvh easylife_latest.rpm"

And here’s what easyLife looks like once you fire it up.

easyLife Main Window

easyLife Main Window

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