The new user interface in Fedora 15 (Gnome 3) can be confusing for some people, specially if you are used to other operating systems or distributions. There has been an increased amount of questions at the IRC channel (#fedora-latam on freenode) around this topic from "How do Install an application?" to "I downloaded blender.exe, How do I install it ?"

The thing to remember here is that installing applications directly from the official Fedora repositories ensures that these are 100% compatible, maintained and that you get an entire community behind it as tech support besides that unlike downloaded Microsoft Windows applications you don't have to go through hoops looking for cracks or agree to ridiculous end user licenses. Lets take a look at how easy is it to install applications in Fedora:



For those of you that have old machines that can't run Gnome 3 and are running it in fall-back mode I leave you these screenshots:

Click on Applications on the upper left corner of your secreen, then click on System Tools, and lastly click on Add/Remove Software

Click on Applications on the upper left corner of your secreen, then click on System Tools, and lastly click on Add/Remove Software.


Search for Blender

Search for the application you want to install, for this example lets look for Blender, once you find it just select it from the right panel.


Check for dependencies

The package manager will auto-check for dependencies, all you have to do is review them and accept.


Lastly we authorize the changes

Lastly we authorize the changes for this installation and its dependencies using your credentials


After this process Blender would be installed with all its dependencies for it to work properly. All installed programs can be located immediately under the Applications menu.



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