Dusk, you have given this world the gift of music, and for that you are forever with all of us. I hope you and Rob are digging through crates. I miss you both.
Fedora doesn’t come with some things you might expect in a desktop experience. These are things that are not released under Free licenses. MP3 support, propietary video codecs, etc. You *can* install all of these things easily though, but you’d have to know how.
Fedora Frog is a script that will take your vanilla Fedora install and add the goodies for you.
While Fedora Frog did most of what it claimed it would do, it didn’t do everything. For example, my Rhythmbox, still didn’t recognize .mp3 or .m4a, and flash was not installed into Firefox….but consider it a great time saver to get your install going in the right direction.
This page will help you fill in most of the blanks if the frog chokes on it’s duties.
Still faster than it used to be.
52 Ad Unit Impressions
19.2% Click Through Ratio
$1.79 in the piggy bank
I’m still figuring out all the reporting options, but you can monitor and target ads by category and page.
I guess to be fair, I should be trying out Google’s ad service to compare, but Yahoo! makes it super darn easy to generate some extra money from your site.
I’m not sure why anyone wouldn’t use it.
Yup, I’ve got ads now. Look over on the right under “The Rent”. I’ve been playing around with the Yahoo! Publisher Network, currently in “Beta” (Thanks Cody!)
Once my application was approved, it was pretty easy to set up, and the admin tools (apparently written in *.php*) are pretty damn slick. Nice work guys, you rock.
Looks like there’s some other cool stuff coming up for Y!PubNet. Good people making Good things. Good.
You can keep tabs on their shiz here.
RSS readers, don’t think you’ve escaped the ads. I’ll get to you later this week, muaahhahaaaa.
I have a Dell D810 Laptop, and I just upgraded from Fedora Core 3 to 5. Installing support for my IPW2200 wireless card under 3 was a PITA, and was the main reason I didn’t simply upgrade when 4 came out. As with most Linux software installation experiences, the process seems to be different everytime. So here’s what worked for me this time, for this machine. Hopefully reposting these links will save someone else a few precious hours.
There’s a very extensive discussion about this topic here at Fedora Forum, which outlines two methods of installing support. Neither of these worked for me however, but may work for you.
These instructions however, worked great.
I had trouble running Make with the ieee802111, and found that it’s important to install your kernel source before you try any of these methods, as the scripts will look for files that aren’t there.
# yum install kernel-dev as root and then proceed with the instructions as is.
The new Fedora Network Manager is also highly recommended. These installation instructions also worked well, and it’s a beautiful and useful addition to your dock.
I need to travel and attempt to connect to other people’s hotspots, something I always had trouble with in Core 3.
Now I may finally get to enjoy wireless on the go, and hold off those nagging MacBookPro tempations, at least for a while.
I’ve upgraded my laptop to Fedora Core 5, and so far, it’s a great step up from 3. I’ll post more about the installation process and any tricks, tweaks or traps, I discover along the way.