The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.0 Gadgets - Page 3

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6 Install Additional Software

To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (gOS > System Preferences > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager):

Type in your password:

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer* means all packages that start with gstreamer):

 

  • amarok
  • f-spot
  • flashplugin-nonfree
  • amule
  • audacity
  • azureus
  • banshee
  • bluefish
  • dvdrip
  • filezilla
  • msttcorefonts
  • gnucash
  • gstreamer*
  • gtkpod-aac
  • sun-java6* (except sun-java6-doc)
  • icedtea-java7*
  • k3b
  • kino
  • mplayer
  • mozilla-mplayer
  • quanta
  • kompozer
  • scribus
  • vlc*
  • xchat-gnome
  • xmms2*
  • bittornado
  • bittornado-gui
  • googleearth
  • acroread*
  • mozilla-acroread
  • sound-juicer
  • helix-player
  • mozilla-helix-player
  • non-free-codecs
  • libdvdcss2
  • opera
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin
  • scribus
  • evolution

There are also lots of other applications available that you can install as well if you like.

You can use the search function to search for the desired packages:

To select a package, click on the checkbox left of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu:

If a package has dependencies, click on Mark to install them as well:

After you've selected all wanted packages, click on the Apply button:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

Afterwards all selected packages are being downloaded and installed:

Some packages require that you accept their licenses:

After all packages have been installed, click on Close:

 

7 Flash Player

To see if the Flash Player has been installed corectly, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 9.0r124) among them:

 

8 TrueType Fonts

To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like OpenOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:

 

9 Inventory (II)

Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again:

Our inventory should now look like this:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] BitTornado
[x] Azureus
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[x] Adobe Reader
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] dvd::rip
[x] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] KompoZer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions


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