The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11 (GNOME) - Page 5

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2008-06-26 15:52. ::

9 TrueType Fonts

Open Firefox and go to ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-jengelh/AnyDistro/noarch/MicrosoftFonts-1-jen14.noarch.rpm. A download dialogue will open - select Open with Install Software (default):

Type in the root password:

The Package Manager opens and installs the TrueType fonts package:

Afterwards, you can open a word processor like OpenOffice, and you should find a lot of new fonts there (like Arial, Verdana, etc.).

 

10 Skype

To download Skype, go to http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/, and click on the Download now button:

Select OpenSUSE 10+:

In the Firefox download dialogue, select Open with Package Installer (default):

Click on OK to install the package:

Type in the root password:

Skype is now being installed together with its dependencies:

 

11 Google Earth

To install Google Earth, open a terminal (Gnome Terminal)...

...and become root:

su

Then run

cd /home/falko/Desktop
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE4/release_4_2/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

This will download Google Earth and start the installation. A Google Earth Setup window opens. Accept all default settings and click on Begin Install:

After the installation, you can click on Quit or on Start, if you want to start Google Earth now:

Afterwards, we delete the Google Earth installer:

rm -f GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

12 Picasa

Visit http://picasa.google.com/linux/download.html and click on the Free Download (.rpm) link:

Select Open with Install Software (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

Type in the root password:

Picasa is now being installed:

 

13 Inventory (III)

This is what we have now:

Graphics:
[x] Gimp
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] Filezilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Azureus
[x] Monsoon
[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] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

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

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[x] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

So everything is installed except for VMware Server...


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Submitted by Baldur2630 (not registered) on Sun, 2008-09-28 18:20.

I followed the install exactly except I didn't use the live version, but downloaded the latest .iso and burned it to DVD.

Microsoft fonts wouldn't install - said there was a conflict with Agfa fonts and Google Earth installed, but if you try to run it, it shows the flash screeen and then changes runlevel and comes nack with the runlevel 5 login screen again.

 I can't see a way to un-install it either. Maybe it's missing the Microsoft fonts?

 

Submitted by Baldur2630 (not registered) on Sun, 2008-09-28 12:48.

I followed the install exactly except I didn't use the live version, but downloaded the latest .iso and burned it to DVD.

Microsoft fonts wouldn't install - said there was a conflict with Agfa fonts and Google Earth installed, but if you try to run it, it shows the flash screeen and then changes runlevel and comes nack with the runlevel 5 login screen again.

 I can't see a way to un-install it either. Maybe it's missing the Microsoft fonts?