The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.2 (GNOME) - Page 5

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2009-12-03 17:42. ::

9 TrueType Fonts

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

Click on Install:

Type in the root password:

Afterwards, the package gets installed:

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 11+:

In the Firefox download dialogue, select Open with Install Software (default)...

... and install the package as shown in chapter 9 (TrueType Fonts).

 

11 Helix Player

Go to https://player.helixcommunity.org/ and click on the Helix Player 11 Gold Linux x86 rpm link:

Then install the package as shown in chapter 9 (TrueType Fonts).

 

12 Google Earth

To install Google Earth, open a terminal and become root:

su

Then run

cd /home/falko/Desktop
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/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

 

13 Bluefish

Open Firefox and go to http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Education/openSUSE_11.2/i586/bluefish-1.0.7-30.1.i586.rpm (if you are on an i386 system) or http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Education/openSUSE_11.2/x86_64/bluefish-1.0.7-30.1.x86_64.rpm (if you are on an x86_64 system). Select Open with Install Software (default) in the Firefox download dialogue...

... and install the package as shown in chapter 9 (TrueType Fonts).

 

14 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] Gnome FTP
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[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] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

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

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

 

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Submitted by Dalton Roberts JR (not registered) on Wed, 2010-05-26 21:46.
I find it very interesting how most of the review and many website do not tell people about the major repository problems that users will run into and how the they to toggle there firefox in order to surf the web. These problems for a newbie is a distro killer.