First thing you'll ways want to do is to run the update to make sure you get all the latest patches and security fixes.
sudo yum updateNote that to use sudo you'll have to mark the account you're using as an administrator account.
Because Fedora believes very much in being purely open source, you won't find things like VLC or Google Chrome so you'll have to add those yourself. The simplest way is to add RPM Fusion which just requires you to run a one line command to grab it and install it on your system.
sudo yum install vlc
Install Google ChromeTo install Google Chrome, you'll first want to install the package signing key from the Google Linux Repository:
wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub sudo rpm --import linux_signing_key.pubThen you can download Google Chrome RPM package and install it. It will add the Chrome repository for yum:
sudo yum localinstall https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpmNote: this is the 64-bit version of Chrome and not the 32-bit version.
Change Desktop EnvironmentTo switch to another desktop environment such as XCFE, you can use yum as well:
sudo yum group install "Xcfe Desktop" --exclude fedora-release-*Then at log-in select XCFE as your choice for desktop manager.
If you prefer Cinnamon, then it'd be:
sudo yum group install "Cinnamon Desktop" --exclude fedora-release-*
To see what other environments are available, simply type:
sudo yum group list
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