Fedora 15 Configuration Series: A Review Of EasyLife

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This is the second article in a series I’m writing about the different configuration tools available in Fedora 15. To read the first article in this series, click here.

 

EasyLife is another Fedora 15 configuration tool that reminds me a lot of Automatix/Ultamatix on Ubuntu. EasyLife is a configuration tool that has the express purpose of making certain software installations easier for new users.

 

 

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As you can see by the screenshot, there's not a whole lot to this configuration utility. Just select the software you would like to install and click OK to install it.

 

So far I haven't had any issues with this configuration utility. It does exactly what it aims to do: make your life on Linux easier by automating certain software installations.

 

 

Here's a list of some of the software installations EasyLife automates (this is by no means a complete list):

 


  • ATI video card driver

  • most common video & audio codecs

  • DVD tools such as K9Copy & Devede

  • Flash Player for Firefox

  • Microsoft's core fonts

  • Sun Java runtime environments for 32 and 64 bit

  • Nvidia video card driver


 


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