Fedorum YouTube Channel

We are just days away from uploading the first Fedora Workstation 36 videos.

Are you new to Linux and need help with switching to Fedora

This website is all about the powerful Fedora Linux operating system by RedHat Inc. Fedorum publishes how-to articles and YouTube video tutorials that help new Fedora users with tasks like:

  • Web design
  • Graphics design
  • 3D modeling
  • Programming
  • System administration

Fedora quick tip

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

More Quick Tips

Installation and configuration

Fedora is perfect for those who want less telemetry and more security.
There are three flavors:

  • Fedora Workstation 36
  • Fedora Silverblue
  • Fedora Server

There are a lot of YouTube videos which show how to install Fedora. Most do so on a virtual machine which is not helpful for first-time users because installing Fedora on a hard drive requires additional steps. We will film a real install from start to finish to show you how to partition the hard drive if you want to keep Windows.
(Video link to be added early September)

Fedora YouTube Video Index

We are currently working on the following videos. Because of the heatwave the production has been temporarily delayed but we are on schedule to have the first batch ready by mid September.

  1. Install Fedora on Asus Zephyrus G15
    This video assumes that you are Windows user who is interested in trying out Linux. Every step, including the creation of the USB stick used to boot the installation, will be covered.
  2. The advantage of using Gnome 42 43
    Gnome gets plenty of criticism and little praise. Based on our experience, those who criticize Gnome don’t know how much they don’t know. While not perfect, it is by far the best desktop environment for creative people.
  3. How to configure the Gnome desktop
    A basic install is a good starting place but far from being practical for production. Therefore, we will go over all of the settings which transform vanilla Gnome into a beautiful work experience many mistake for an Apple product.
  4. Fedora system administration
    Depending on what you want to do, you will need to add and remove some software. This video covers that plus how to network two or more workstations. It even shows remote system administration with SSH and why you need it.
  5. Fedora Silverblue
    Many people say that immutable operating systems are the future and we agree. Never heard of this topic? No worries. It is much simpler than it sounds. In a nutshell, immutable operating systems such as Android and macOS are considered much more secure because the crucial system files are read only. This deters hackers from embedding malicious code and because of that, is considered much more secure.

Learn to use opensource software

Once Fedora is installed and configured, it is time to start working on beginner projects. The learn to use software videos will be especially helpful if you are interested in:

  • Web design
    WordPress, Drupal, HTML5, CSS and frameworks.
  • Graphics design
    Gimp is free and includes everything a web designer needs.
  • CAD & 3D modeling
    Even if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, modelling with Blender is a thrill and great career choice.
  • Desktop publishing
    LibreOffice includes everything one needs for office work and eBook publishing.
  • Audio and video production
    Linux has come a long way. New hardware can easily handle the most demanding audio and video editing jobs.
  • Programming
    25 years ago, very few people had access to a camera. Now, everyone who has a smartphone can make videos. 25 years ago, very few people made a living as a programmer. Now, programming is a must for everyone because the new economy demands smarter workers who think in patterns and concepts. A few days ago, I checked indeed.ca and saw that a Ruby on Rails programmer was needed with a given salary of six figures.

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 be covered. Lastly, you will 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.

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 36: x86_64 Live ISO
UPDATE! The Fedorum blog section is slowly being indexed by Google. You can take a look at the various Fedora articles which have already been published.

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.