EasyUbuntu Equivalent For Fedora Linux: EasyLife

Hello Linux Geeksters.

As you may know, Ubuntu has the EasyUbuntu app that helps the Ubuntu beginners install additional drivers, with a nice graphical user interface.


From the Ubuntu wiki:

Easy Ubuntu allows you to:

  • Add extra repositories for installing a lot of additional software.
  • Install multimedia codecs for reading all videos, music and DVDs.
  • Activate the “audio preview” feature in Nautilus.
  • Install the most-needed Firefox plugins: Flash, Java, Real, Quicktime and Windows Media videos. Adds Microsoft fonts, GNOME’s Firefox buttons, official Firefox icons.
  • Install archiving support for RAR and ACE.
  • Install the most-used peer-to-peer softwares: aMule (a clone of eMule) and Azureus (for Bittorent).
  • Install the “Skype” voice-over-IP software. (Warning: at this time Skype is not packaged for Breezy, so the install doesn’t work)
  • Num lock: Active the num lock at system startup.
  • Replace the GNOME foot logo with Ubuntu’s logo.
  • Install the NVIDIA or ATI driver for 3D hardware acceleration support.

How to install EasyUbuntu:

Add the repo:

$ sudo su
# echo 'deb http://easyubuntu.cafuego.net main easyubuntu' >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update the repo index:

# apt-get update

Install EasyUbuntu:

# sudo apt-get install easyubuntu

I have googled around and found out that there are some nice equivalents for Fedora.

The latest easyubuntu equivalent for Fedora is EasyLife.

This is what easylife does, among other usefull things (from here):

  • 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;


How to install EasyLife on Fedora 18:

Download the rpm file from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/easylife-linux/files/latest/download

Install EasyLife:

$ su -c "rpm -Uvh easylife-*.noarch.rpm"

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