How To Install Ailurus On Fedora

2010-06-05 2 min read Fedora

For those who have not yet heard about ailurus:

<img src="" alt="" width="24" height="24" />What is Ailurus?

Ailurus is cross-Linux-<a class="zem_slink freebase/en/linux_distribution" title="Linux distribution" rel="wikipedia" href="">distribution <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/gnu_general_public_license" title="GNU General Public License" rel="wikipedia" href="">GPL <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/computer_software" title="Computer software" rel="wikipedia" href="">software, which aims at making Linux easier to use, for newcomers.

<img src="" alt="" width="24" height="24" />What does Ailurus hope to do?

Ailurus hopes to reduce the difficulty which newcomers encounter when they are using Linux.

Ailurus hopes to promote popular <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/open_source" title="Open Source" rel="wikinvest" href="">open-source software.

Ailurus hopes to promote open-source software which is elegant but has not entered official <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/software_repository" title="Software repository" rel="wikipedia" href="">repository.

<img src="" alt="" width="24" height="24" />What can Ailurus do?

Ailurus can …

  • display Linux skills
  • install popular software
  • change <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/gnome" title="GNOME" rel="homepage" href="">GNOME settings
  • display <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/hardware" title="Hardware" rel="wikipedia" href="">hardware information
  • enable some third party repositories#
  • clean apt/yum cache#
  • backup and recover apt/yum status#

the features marked with &#8221;#&#8221; support Ubuntu/<a class="zem_slink freebase/en/fedora" title="Fedora" rel="homepage" href="">Fedora only

You can go <a href="" target="_blank">here to get more details. Now here is a link to installing it on Fedora. For those of you who don&#8217;t need to know how to install a package, you should still visit the link to get details on how to install the ailurus plugin to allow installing <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/software_licensing" title="Software license" rel="wikipedia" href="">non free softwares on Fedora 🙂

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If you would not want to keep checking for the updates then you can add the ailurus repo and enable it so that as soon as  a new version is available, it is updated when you run your regular updates.

Here is what is required :

name=Ailurus Experimental Release

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