Monday, February 23, 2009

RPM Fusion Repository

RPM Fusion Repository provides software that the Fedora Project
Red Hat doesn't want to ship.
You will find software like VLC media player, Mencoder FFmpeg
and other
software that is not available in the stock Fedora or
Red hat repositories

to install the RPM Fusion repository on your system simply type
the following

rpm -ivh

then you can install software directly ie
yum install vlc

How to find out what Distro you are running

uname -a will give you information about your running Kernel. To find out what Distribution is installed on a Particular system try one the following:

cat /etc/issue


cat /proc/version


cat /etc/*release