Fedorum YouTube Channel

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Welcome to the exciting world of Linux 2023

We publish the best Fedora and openSUSE solutions for creators

Fedorum provides help and encouragement for new Linux users. We are building a reference / learning path for creative individuals who want to learn Fedora and openSUSE Tumbleweed. The how-to articles and YouTube video tutorials are meant for creators and cover the following topics:

  • Web and graphics design
  • 3D modeling with Blender
  • Game development with Godot
  • PHP and Python programming
  • Audio recording and preparing TTS
  • Linux and Windows system administration

The goal is simply to share the knowledge and by doing so, saving others time and frustration. Depending on what you want to create, Linux is a good foundation to build your projects on.

Fedora quick tip

Q: How to add webp support to Fedora
A: sudo dnf install webp-pixbug-loader

More Quick Tips

Installation and configuration

For many tasks, Fedora and openSUSE are better suited than Microsoft Windows. Operating systems are far from perfect but with a little bit of planing, most of the frustrations can easily be avoided.
Here is a break-down of the topics covered and operating systems used.

  • Fedora Workstation 37 or openSUSE Tumbleweed
    Programming, 3D modelling, game development, web design, desktop publishing and E Mail
  • Microsoft Windows 10 / 11
    Programming, 3D modelling, game development and web design with XAMPP plus audio production with Harrison Mixbus and Reaper.

There are a lot of YouTube videos which show how to install Linux. Most do so on a virtual machine which is not helpful for new users because installing Fedora on an actual computer requires a different approach. We will film a real install from start to finish that explains how to:

  • Shrink and partition the hard drive
  • Install Fedora alongside Windows
  • Configure both operating systems for optimal performance

Learn to use opensource software

Once Fedora is installed and configured, it is time to start working on beginner projects. Our new explainer videos will be especially helpful if you are interested in:

  • Web design
  • Graphics design
  • CAD & 3D modeling
  • Desktop publishing
  • Audio and video production
  • Programming
    30 years ago, few people had access to a movie camera. Now, everyone with a smartphone can make videos. 30 years ago, few people made a living as a programmer. Now, programming is a must-have skill because only those who can think in patterns and understand concepts will do well in tomorrow’s economy.

Web design

First, we take a look at WordPress which only requires the use of a web browser like Firefox. More advanced explainer videos will show how to install a web server locally and do all development offline. You will also learn how to access your own web server over the local network.

In addition to WordPress, HTML5 and responsive CSS web frameworks will also be covered. Lastly, you can learn how to connect to a live web server and securely upload your work. This will give you a good understanding of which tools to use and how to use them.

fedora 37 beta screenshot
Fedora includes everything needed to make WordPress websites for startups

Graphics design

Websites need tons of graphics. We will demonstrate all the steps you need to know in order to produce optimized images and earn favorable ratings. Besides image preparation, you also learn about other file formats so that you can create icons and animated logos as well.

One of the most exciting ways to use a 2D graphics suite is to create image textures for 3D models. Fedora includes powerful tools to create stunning image textures that make renders look WOW.

CAD & 3D modeling

Industrial design is a fascinating field. Linux shines when it comes to computer assisted design and nothing is more thrilling than rendering your own artwork. Did you know that Fedora runs Blender much faster than Windows?

If you are into industrial design or making parts for 3D printing then FreeCAD is the best software to use. With FreeCAD, you can create precision models and then use Blender for rendering. Alternatively, you can also export an STL to print on a 3D printer. All of this is easily possible with Fedora GNU/Linux.

NEW! Aspiring game designers can run Unreal Engine 5 on Fedora to develop games.

Desktop publishing

Our software of choice when it comes to desktop publishing and office work is LibreOffice.
Creating documents for print or exporting them as PDF files is easy with LibreOffice. Writing E Books or doing data analysis with the included spreadsheet is just a mouse click away. Regardless of your needs, LibreOffice 7.4 has robust tools that just work.

Audio and video production

Fedora makes recording audio files a joy. All audio and video files used for this website and the Fedorum YouTube channel are being produced in-house. Finally, text-to-speech is made possible with the help of Google TTS. If you need custom audio files of natural-sounding speakers then TTS is the way to go.

The audio production section also includes video editing tutorials. Only the best tool for the job is being introduced. Once you know one application well, you can transfer your knowledge to other software titles. The same is true for video software applications. Once you know one program, you can easily learn a different one on your own.

Programming

Getting started with programming

Programing is a must-have skill and if you don’t program yet then you should start right now. Many YouTube channels specialize in teaching various programming languages but Fedorum is trying something different. Instead of overloading you with unnecessary complexity, we begin with the widely used PHP scripting language.

Knowing PHP will lay the foundation for other programming languages such as Python and JavaScript. It is important to understand that the concept is always the same, just the terms change a little bit. Python users print, PHP uses echo, JavaScript uses let. All of these functions do the same thing. Once you know the basics, those terms will be as easy as counting from 0 to 9.

FREE programming course for beginners

It’s never too late to learn programming. I you have a few hours of time then you can get started by watching the easiest programming lessons specifically created for beginners

Encouragement

Fedorum has been created to encourage those who join us on their learning path. We believe that anyone can succeed with the right instructions and plenty of encouragement. Simple explanations go a long way and we all need encouragement from time to time. Please remember this when you leave a comment for us or respond to other commenters.

Are you ready to begin your Linux journey today?

All you need to get started is a PC or laptop that has a Windows operating system installed. Obviously, you also need an internet connection to download the Fedora 37: x86_64 Live ISO

Thank you for showing interest in Fedora GNU/Linux. We look forward to walk alongside you on your learning path and welcome your feedback and improvement suggestions.