The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" FE - Page 4

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Submitted by o.meyer (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2007-10-25 17:20. ::

5 Additional Software

I present you a little assortment of additional software to make the agony of choice easier for you. I don't recommend to install all this software - there is no point in installing three audio-players etc... Don't forget to deinstall an already installed software if you are going to install a replacement.

How to install or deinstall software is explained at step 4.

 

5.1 Recommended Software

5.1.1 Microsoft's TrueType Core Fonts

Some fonts, including Arial, Times New Roman and Verdana for example.

If you want to use these fonts, install the following package with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • msttcorefonts

 

5.1.2 Adobe Reader

Homepage: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

With the Adobe Reader you can open PDF-documents.

If you want to use the Adobe Reader, install the following packages with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • acroread
  • mozilla-acroread

 

5.2 Replacements

5.2.1 Evolution (Replacement for Thunderbird)

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/projects/evolution/

Full featured email-client - provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality.

If you want to use Evolution, deinstall Thunderbird and afterwards install the following packages with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • evolution
  • evolution-plugins
  • nautilus-sendto

 

5.2.2 Azureus (Replacement for bittorrent)

Homepage: http://azureus.sourceforge.net/

Azureus is an easy to use bittorrent-client with a great many features.

If you want to use Azureus, deinstall bittorrent and afterwards install the following package with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • azureus

 

5.2.3 Audacious (Replacement for Amarok)

Homepage: http://audacious-media-player.org/

Audacious is a lean audio-player.

If you want to use Audacious, deinstall Amarok and afterwards install the following packages with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • audacious
  • audacious-plugins
  • audacious-plugins-extra
  • audacious-crossfade

Note: The theme on the screenshot is "almond dark blue".

 

5.3 Optional

5.3.1 FireFTP

Homepage: http://fireftp.mozdev.org/

FireFTP is an extension for Firefox. It provides an easy to use, full featured ftp client. It can be startet without firefox from the gnome applications menu.

If you want to use FireFTP, open Firefox.

Click on "Tools" -> "Add-ons" in the upper menu:

Click on "Get Extensions" in the "Add-ons"-window:

Enter "FireFTP" in the search box and click on "Search":

Click on "FireFTP":

Click on "Install Now":

Accept the installation:

After the installation is finished restart Firefox. FireFTP is available in the upper menu.

To start FireFTP without Firefox from the gnome applications menu create a new launcher and add the command: firefox -chrome chrome://fireftp/content/.


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