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scarlet
18th January 2008, 05:51 AM
I have a bunch of questions. It seems difficult for Fedora to work wtih patented software.

GENERAL QUESTIONS:
1. Is it easy to install Flash, Java, Shockwave for Firefox on Fedora?
2. Is Firefox on Fedora able to play various movie file types from the internet within the browser?
3. Does Fedora have a PDF reader/writer?
4. Can Firefox on Fedora open PDF files online?
5. Is it easy to get Fedora to play DVDS?
6. Is WinRAR or any other similar tool compatible with Fedora?
7. Is it possible to use Utorrent on Fedora?


MULTIMEDIA"
The ogg file types seem like the best for audio and video playback. Vorbis/Theora.

1.Is there an application that can convert any audio or video filetype into Ogg Vorbis or Theora?

2. Is there an application that create an ISO (or similar image file) from an optical disc? Also burn an ISO image file onto a blank optical disc?

3. Can I install a virtial drive that can mount ISO image files?

4. How can I create ogg files from DVD image files?

5. Is there a way to create an Audio CD from ogg music files?

6. Is there a way to create/author DVDs from ogg video files?

7. Is there a way to shrink a movide DVD image file in order to burn on a single layer DVD?

Thanks!
-SCarlet

Seve
18th January 2008, 06:00 AM
Hello:
Have a look at the following :
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview
http://www.fedorafaq.org/
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f8.html
http://fedoraguide.info/index.php/Main_Page
http://dnmouse.webs.com/index.htm

Seve

scarlet
20th January 2008, 09:34 PM
Is it legal for me to make copeis and give away Fedora?
Is it legal for a store to give Fedora CDs to their customers for free?

There were some good explanations on one of those links.
I researched those other links that really don't give any information.
Most of those links don't have answers to most of my questions.

markkuk
20th January 2008, 10:53 PM
Yes to both questions. Fedora is Free (http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html) and Open Source (http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd) software. This means you are free to copy and distribute it. However, you must follow the Fedora Trademark Guidelines (http://fedoraproject.org/legal/trademarks/guidelines/) when using the Fedora name.