2010-06-05 392 words 2 mins read

For those who have not yet heard about ailurus:

<img src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ailuruslogo.png" 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="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution">distribution <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/gnu_general_public_license" title="GNU General Public License" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License">GPL <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/computer_software" title="Computer software" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_software">software, which aims at making Linux easier to use, for newcomers.

<img src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ailuruslogo.png" 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="http://www.wikinvest.com/concept/Open_Source">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="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_repository">repository.

<img src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ailuruslogo.png" 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="http://www.gnome.org/">GNOME settings
  • display <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/hardware" title="Hardware" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware">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="http://fedoraproject.org/">Fedora only

You can go <a href="http://code.google.com/p/ailurus/" 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="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_license">non free softwares on Fedora 🙂

<a href="http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-ailurus-10.05-on-fedora">http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-ailurus-10.05-on-fedora

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 :

[ailurus]
name=Ailurus Experimental Release
baseurl=http://homerxing.fedorapeople.org/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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