The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) - Page 4
10 Google Earth
In chapter 7, if you chose Google Earth over Marble, you have installed the package googleearth-package which is a utility to automatically build a .deb package of Google Earth. This means, Google Earth is not yet installed; we have to first build a .deb package of it with the help of googleearth-package, and then install the .deb package.
Open a terminal and become root:
Now you can build the Google Earth .deb package as follows:
If you don't see any errors, then you should find the Google Earth .deb package in the current directory:
root@howtoforge-VirtualBox:~# ls -l
I want to install the .deb package using gdebi which takes care of all dependencies.
If you like Opera more than Firefox or Chromium, you have to download it directly from their website. Open a browser and go to http://www.opera.com/browser/download/; select Ubuntu as the distribution and then default package and click on the Download Opera button:
A download dialogue should come up. Select Save File:
The package will be saved in your default download folder, which is the Downloads folder in your personal folder. Open a terminal and install it from there as follows (replace my username with yours and the version of Opera with the one you downloaded, if it has changed since this writing):
Unfortunately Kompozer isn't available from the Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, therefore you have to install it as follows:
sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.deb
Nightingale is not available in the Ubuntu repositories and has to be downloaded from their website at http://getnightingale.com. Click on the big download button and open the downloaded archive with the archive manager. The application doesn't need to be installed since it can be started directly from the downloaded directory.
14 Adobe Reader
Open a browser and go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/; click on the Download now button:
Click on the Save File button to store the Adobe Reader installer on your hard drive:
Open a terminal and go to the directory where the download was stored (e.g. /home/howtoforge/Downloads):
to find out how the file is named:
howtoforge@howtoforge-VirtualBox:~/Downloads$ ls -l
In this case it is named AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i486linux_enu.bin. Make the file executable and then run it to install Acrobat Reader:
chmod 755 AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i486linux_enu.bin
15 Inventory (III)
All wanted applications are installed now:
Sound & Video:
You are welcome to leave recommendations for software in the comments for the next issues!