As you already know, I have been using CentOS 7 as my primary workstation for the last month or so. Everything was working smooth, but having old version packages was somehow a drawback. Plus, I kind of missed KDE Plasma - I constantly donate to KDE, because I like it that much. Don’t get me wrong, I like Gnome too, but what I really missed, was
konsole - the kick ass terminal of Plasma!
First thing to do after install is to update your system. Notice that, in the case of Fedora, this could mean a really large number of updates. In my case, there were 1.0 GB of available update right after installation. Therefore, to update, use the command:
As I use Dropbox, this is the first package to install after the update. In the case of KDE, there is no available add-on, as in the case of Gnome, so you will have to installing using the command line.
wget as it is not provided by default in Fedora.
After that, you can install Dropbox using the commands:
In Fedora KDE,
Calligra is the default office suite. Therefore, if you need
LibreOffice, you should use the following commands:
To install Mozilla Thunderbird, use the following command:
Install C/C++, Python and Ruby Development Environment
Now, perhaps you would like to skip this step, but I will show you the steps anyway - you can also find those in separate articles here on my blog.
In Fedora, you have to versions of Python already available from the beginning: 2.7.14 and 3.6.4. You can find those versions by using the commands:
Following, I will install
Thonny IDE for Python and
KDevelop for my C/C++ and Python projects. The installation is really simple. Just issue the commands:
Thonny IDE for Python
Ruby part, just use the following commands:
Now I will install
Jekyll, the Static Web Site Generator I use to generate this blog.
Create a new Jekyll project by creating a new directory, for example
jekyll in the
To run Jekyll for the first time, you should create a new
Now start the Jekyll server using the command:
As I still run several virtual machines with CentOS and Debian, I will install KVM using the commands:
KVM Virtual Machine Manager
Install Multimedia codecs
And now, for the entertainment part, I will install the needed multimedia codecs.
Install Creative Applications
Here, I included Gimp, Krita and Inkscape, but you could install others if you like:
Now, for me at least, Fedora KDE is ready to go. This is my initial setup of the system, hope that it helped you setting up your new running Linux distro.
Enjoy and happy coding!
After using KDE in Debian 9 Stretch, Kubuntu 16.04 and 17.10, openSUSE Leap 42.3 and KDE Neon, I must say that, in my humble opinion, the KDE Plasma integration in Fedora 27 is the best out there in the Linux Desktop Environment world. It is really stable, works great without any issues, and has that special
Fedora Blue touch on top of all the goodies that KDE is offering. Keeping the same tone, I am really dissapointed with openSUSE 42.3, hopefully they will come together in version 15, because their KDE implementation is faulty, especially on my X201 laptop.