The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) - Page 4

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Mon, 2010-05-03 16:22. ::

10 Opera

Open a browser and go to http://www.opera.com/browser/download/; select Ubuntu as the distribution and then Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx, 9.10 Karmic Koala, Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex and click the Download Opera button:

A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with GDebi Package Installer (default):

A Package Installer window comes up. Click the Install Package button to install Opera:

Type in your password:

Opera is now being installed. Afterwards, you can close the Package Installer window:

 

11 Skype

Go to http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/ and select the right Ubuntu .deb package for your architecture (Ubuntu 8.10+ 32-bit or Ubuntu 8.10+ 64-bit):

A download dialogue will come up. Click Save File to download the package to your hard drive:

After the download has finished, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and go to the directory where the package has been saved (the default location is the Downloads folder in your home directory, i.e. ~/Downloads):

cd ~/Downloads

The package can then be installed as follows:

sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu*

Afterwards, you can delete the .deb package:

rm -f skype-ubuntu*

 

12 Google Picasa

Go to http://picasa.google.com/linux/download.html#picasa30 and select the right .deb package for your architecture (i386 or amd64):

A download dialogue will come up. Click Save File to download the package to your hard drive:

After the download has finished, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and go to the directory where the package has been saved (the default location is the Downloads folder in your home directory, i.e. ~/Downloads):

cd ~/Downloads

The package can then be installed as follows:

sudo gdebi picasa_3.0-current_*

Afterwards, you can delete the .deb package:

rm -f picasa_3.0-current_*

Unfortunately, the Picasa launcher isn't activated automatically, therefore we have to do this. Right-click Applications and select Edit Menus:

In the Menu Editor, go to Applications > Graphics in the left window, and then check the Picasa checkbox in the main window. Click Close afterwards:

 

13 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

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] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Vuze
[x] Empathy IM Client
[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] RealPlayer
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

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

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

 

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Submitted by Saud (not registered) on Fri, 2010-09-17 06:36.
This is the best ,  most useful and straight to the point tutorial I ever used in my life :) it's so good I even recommend it to non-ubuntu users.
Submitted by Glenn (not registered) on Fri, 2010-05-28 14:48.

Hi, thanks for a nice simple tutorial.

 The same link where you get the install for Picasa, you can download the .deb file from the same sight, then install it using the graphical engine, then it will automatically put the links in for you, under graphics.

 thanks

 

Submitted by Sambuntu (not registered) on Fri, 2010-05-14 03:42.

@Paul, as much as your script is nice.

 

I think a more practical look at ubuntu-tweak would be a better option for most mainstream people.

Submitted by Paul (not registered) on Wed, 2010-05-05 01:54.

Nice post, lots of detail.  For those who do not want to work so hard there are several scripts that do the trick.  I develop one for my students called BleedingEdge:

 http://sourceforge.net/projects/bleedingedge/

 Enjoy,

 Paul

Submitted by Andreea (not registered) on Tue, 2010-05-04 15:06.

This rocks! It works out of the box (and I even love the violet colour :-)

Thanks Falko!