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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Installing New Software

In many cases, installing new software isn’t much harder than updating, because Fedora has tools that let you install with just a few clicks. My focus in this section is on using these tools. Later, in the section “Finding More Software,” I address how to add programs that aren’t available through these tools. To add programs by using Fedora’s Package Manager, make sure that you are connected to the Internet and then do the following:

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Select ApplicationsAdd/Remove Software. You may be asked to enter your root. The Package Manager window appears (Figure 16-2). This window can take a minute or so to populate as the system looks to see what software it has installed and what is available.
Figure 16-2. Fedora’s Package Manager with Desktop Environments selected.
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Determine how you want to choose your software:
  • Browse through categories: By default you see the Browse tab. Software categories are displayed on the left, and to the right are groups of software that live within that category. An X in the box next to a group means that group is selected for installation, but it doesn’t mean that everything in that group will be installed. Looking down and to the right will show you how many packages(programs) from that group are actually ...

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