Top 22 things to do after installing Fedora 24 to make as user friendly

Fedora 24 was out on June 21, 2016. we have already prepared article for Upgrade Fedora 23 to Fedora 24, What’s New on Fedora 24 & Fresh installation of Fedora 24. Fresh installation of Fedora 24 comes with plain systems, it’s not enough to make your Desktop as user friendly. We have to tweak & adjust some settings and install additional software’s to make your Desktop more easier as well as better for daily use.

1) Assign sudo privilege to User

Assign sudo privilege to User to perform administration activity.

# usermod -a -G wheel daygeek

2) Install Development Tools and Libraries

A compiler is a computer program (or a set of programs) that transforms source code written in a programming language (the source language) into another computer language (the target language), with the latter often having a binary form known as object code. By default it will not install, so i advise you to install for further software installation.

$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'
$ sudo dnf groupinstall 'C Development Tools and Libraries'

3) Check for updates

Make sure your system upto date for better performance. How to check and do ? simply fire below command on your terminal to update your system packages to latest version. It will ask you to confirm for update, here you can see how much MB/KB going to upgrade, its purely depends on your system packages which you have installed.

[Updating system packages to latest version]
$ sudo dnf update
 wget                             x86_64 1.18-1.fc24              updates 660 k
 xen-libs                         x86_64 4.6.1-12.fc24            updates 573 k
 xen-licenses                     x86_64 4.6.1-12.fc24            updates 103 k
 xorg-x11-drv-evdev               x86_64 2.10.3-1.fc24            updates  54 k
 xorg-x11-drv-nouveau             x86_64 1:1.0.12-4.fc24          updates 108 k
 xorg-x11-server-Xorg             x86_64 1.18.3-4.fc24            updates 1.5 M
 xorg-x11-server-Xwayland         x86_64 1.18.3-4.fc24            updates 930 k
 xorg-x11-server-common           x86_64 1.18.3-4.fc24            updates  45 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install    7 Packages
Upgrade  211 Packages

Total download size: 344 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

4) Install Gnome Tweak Tool & dconf editor

By default GNOME 3 settings and options are looking good but if you want make your desktop more beautiful. Better you can install Gnome Tweak Tool & dconf editor which will give lots of cool options to make your desktop more beautiful which was not there in GNOME Application.

[Install GNOME Tweak Tool & dconf editor]
$ sudo dnf install gnome-tweak-tool dconf-editor

GNOME Tweak Tool Screen Shot.
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dconf editor Screen Shot.
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Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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  • Bill

    A great documentation. might be said, an excellent job !

  • Pasquale

    Thanks for the guide!

  • Very nice and exhaustive list, thanks!

  • Rob Edwards

    You need to add dnf before groupinstall.

    • good catch, updated article according that.

  • Jeff Sadowski

    Thanks a bunch, love it.

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