Fusion Linux Reboot

Fusion Linux is not dead yet 😉
Now we have a Facebook Page through which I’ll promote ideas behind this project and try to get new people onboard.
First and most important task is to assemble a team that is willing to push this project further than I can do in on my own.
If you have some basic Linux knowledge and few extra hours every week then you are welcome to join.

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Fusion Linux project reboot or shutdown?

Just got reminder in my inbox that in 3 months Fusion Linux domain will expire.
I’m still willing to push Fusion Linux further but without other joining the project it is not likely to go anywhere.
What do you think is there a reason to restart Fusion Linux again?
What is the state of other Fedora remixes? What are the closest to Fusion doing? I saw few project also shutdown, so maybe there is no demand for Fedora remixes?

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Add Russian Fedora repo to your Fedora 17

Russian Fedora team has made great Fedora repo with some great packages, so if you want to use them just add their repo with these simple commands:

sudo yum localinstall http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/free/fedora/releases/17/Everything/i386/os/russianfedora-free-release-17-1.R.noarch.rpm
sudo yum localinstall http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/nonfree/fedora/releases/17/Everything/i386/os/russianfedora-nonfree-release-17-1.R.noarch.rpm

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From Fedora to Fusion under 2 seconds ;)

If you have installed Fedora you can upgrade it to Fusion with these two easy steps:

curl https://raw.github.com/valentt/Fusion-Linux/master/fusion-setup-script.sh -O
sh fusion-setup-script.sh

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Fusion Linux 17 (in a script)

If you can’t wait and you just have to get Fusion Linux 17 installed right away now you can.
If you already have Fedora 17 you are already 90% there, just download fusion-creator script and off you go…
All the files are on Github and you can ask for help and detailed instrucitons on Fusion Linux Google Group.

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Fusion Linux 16 sneak peak ;)

Fusion Linux 16 sneak preview

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Name your Goddess

In the past we had lots of lengthy discussions how to name Fusion Linux releases. We will use female Goddess names for naming future Fusion Releases.
If you have any suggestion how to name next Fusion Linux release please share any Goddess name you like the most.

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How to add autostart apps to your Fedora Remix

If you want to add autostart apps to your Fedora remix there is one quick and easy way to do it.

Open your kickstart file and find section that starts with “%post”. Any command that you issue in %post section run with root privileges in build environment before iso image is created.

Any application that you add to ~/.config/autostart folder start up in GNOME 3 when user logs on. To make this system wide you need to put your application shortcuts in /etc/skel/.config/autostart directory

so here is one example how your kickstart could look like:

# add synapse to autostart directory
mkdir -p /etc/skel/.config/autostart
cp /usr/share/applications/synapse.desktop /etc/skel/.config/autostart/

Now you can add any app that you want to start every time users log on.

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Social coding

Fusion Linux has for some time now public github repo [1].

Atfter discussion on our mailing list and on Google+ Github was chosen as coding repository.

If you wish to download whole repository as one zip file you can do that here [3].

If you wish to participate in making best Fedora Desktop Remix join our team and start contributing.

Currently only kickstart files are in github but soon icon files and fusion-welcome script will be included in github repo.

[1] https://github.com/valentt/Fusion-Linux
[2] http://groups.google.com/group/fusionlinux/browse_thread/thread/89f10ba5194cc4ab
[3] https://github.com/valentt/Fusion-Linux/zipball/master

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How to Install Google Chrome in Fedora via yum

To install Google Chrome via yum you need to jump through few hoops, but once you find the url it is quite easy to do so.

For 32bit version:
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck -y https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm

For 64bit version
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck -y https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

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