So, I’ve taken the plunge and gone ahead and updated my Fedora 14 to the next rev of Fedora 15. F15 comes default with GNOME 3. I am still finding my way around it, but it seems to be less clunky than GNOME 2.x. There are some minor stuff missing. I am hoping that the network-sharing part gets included in a hurry.
The purpose of this post is to document for myself, the extra apps that I include in a standard installation.
Firstly, I started the installation from a Fedora 15 x86_64 live CD. I turned on the encryption of my /home directory for obvious security reasons. I think it should be made mandatory for everyone.
Once the system was all set up, I added the following:
a) go to http://www.rpmfusion.org – set up the free and non-free stuff
b) go to spot’s repo for the open sourced version of Chrome – chromium.
c) install xournal, mutt, msmtp, wget, arduino, scribus, inkscape, audacity, libreoffice, thunderbird-lightning, thunderbird-enigmail, etherape, nmap, lyx, vlc, dia, R-project, gimp, twinkle, virt-* and x-chat
d) adding my sshtunnel alias command into the ~/.bashrc:
#setting up ssh tunnel alias sshtunnel="ssh -C2qTnN -D 8080 firstname.lastname@example.org &"
e) updating the network proxy to “socks, localhost, port 8080”.