CentOS – Installing GNOME with yum

For me, Linux is a server os and a gui doesn’t belong on a server.
(unless its a vmware server, hense the post on installing gnome)

Here is a one-liner that will add GNOME to your box.

Log in as root and run:

yum groupinstall “X Window System” “GNOME Desktop Environment”

Note: Yum will need to download about 250MB of stuff to install via this method.

Converting Video Generated by Go-To-Meeting

Go-to-meeting, the online collaboration and screen casting tool produces video using its own special codec, the g2m3. It makes for really small files, but is not a standard codec installed in any kind of video editing package.

All is not lost. Go-to-meeting provides this codec on their site for windows media player. Copying the codec files into your favorite video editor’s codecs folder will enable it to read these files. For this example, I’ll be using the free version of the ‘any video converter’.

Install both the gotomeeting codec from their site and the ‘any video converter‘.

The go-to-meeting codec installer will place the codec dll files here:
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMeeting\366

Copy the DLL files into the codecs folder of the ‘any video converter’.
C:\Program Files\AnvSoft\Any Video Converter\codecs

Now avc will be able read and work with these files.

Thanks to the owner and viewers of the smartbear blog for pointing me in the right direction.