I have upgraded from Linux Fedora 12 to Fedora 20 by buying a new computer, and the shop has kindly installed Linux for me from the DVD I bought for the purpose. I assume he did the most basic installation he could. It is all strange coming from 12, and I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do next. The first thing I tried to do was use emacs, but it is not recognised as a command. I assume that it, and a lot of other software like gcc and gnuplot (also not recognised) are on the dvd, but access to, and installing, them is not obvious to me.
What should I expect to find on this DVD, and how can I install software from it?
The following is added as a response to the comment from @goldilocks.
yum all the time with Fedra 12, but when I tried it just now, in Fedora 20, this was the result:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install emacs Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#6 - "Could not resolve host: linuxdownload.adobe.com" Trying other mirror. Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from adobe-linux-i386: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#6 - "Could not resolve host: linuxdownload.adobe.com" [root@localhost ~]#
which all looks very strange. Probably I should use
yum differently—my failing memory of version 12.