The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 12.2 (GNOME Desktop) - Page 2

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Submitted by CSch (Contact Author) (Forums) on Sun, 2012-10-14 17:17. ::

3 First Boot

When the system boots for the first time, it tries to customize the OpenSUSE image that got installed to the hard drive with default settings. It does so to adjust the image to your system (hardware drivers, etc.):

After configuration, you will be shown the login screen. Select your created user account and enter your password:

This is how your new OpenSUSE 12.2 desktop looks:

 

4 Updating Software Packages

Now let's check for the latest updates. To update the system, go to Activities > Applications > Software Update:

Select Install Updates:

You will be asked for additional confirmation to download the dependencies:

You may have to accept some license agreements:

 

5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now let's browse all menus under Activities > Applications... to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, where [ ] is an application that is missing):

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[ ] Pinta

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[ ] FileZilla
[ ] Thunderbird
[ ] Deluge
[ ] Skype
[ ] Marble

[x] Pidgin

[ ] Dropbox

[ ] Gwibber Social Client

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

Sound & Video:
[ ] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Kino
[ ] VLC Media Player
[ ] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

[ ] Winff

Programming:
[ ] Bluefish
[ ] Eclipse

Other:
[ ] VirtualBox
[ ] TrueType fonts
[ ] Java

[ ] gedit

So some applications are already on the system.


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