I am using Linux Fedora 20. In order to compile C programs for the Arduino, as described in the book "C Programming with Arduino" by Warwick A Smith, pub by Elektor, I have downloaded and untarred/unzipped "avr8-gnu-toolchain-18.104.22.1681-linux.any.x86.tar.gz". That's as far as I can get. Please how do I proceed from this point? Is there anything else I need or should have done?
Note for Mac and Linux Computer Users
If you have a Mac (i.e., a Macintosh computer from Apple) or if you use Linux, you will need an alternate Windows installation or you will need to install a Windows virtual machine in order to then install and run Atmel Studio.
We suggest that you install Boot Camp (free and the best); Parallels (not free) or possibly VMware (not free) may also work. UF offers free copies of Windows 10 Software.
We do not recommend Virtual Box. Wine is another alternative, but this has not been verified to work. (Note: My best students use Boot Camp!)