The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" FE - Page 5

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Submitted by o.meyer (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2007-10-25 17:22. ::

5.3.2 K3B

Homepage: http://www.k3b.org/

K3B is a burning suite with a lot of features.

If you want to use K3B, install the following packages with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • k3b
  • libk3b2-mp3
  • normalize-audio
  • transcode
  • sox
  • vcdimager

 

5.3.3 Digikam

Homepage: http://www.digikam.org/

Digikam is a photo management software.

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

  • digikam
  • digikamimageplugins
  • kipi-plugins

Note: The theme on the screenshot is "dark"

 

5.3.4 Streamtuner

Homepage: http://www.nongnu.org/streamtuner/

Streamtuner is a stream directory browser. With Streamtuner you can listen to SHOUTcast-streams etc.

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

  • streamtuner

 

5.3.5 k9copy

Homepage: http://k9copy.sourceforge.net/

K9copy is a DVD backup tool, which is able to shrink the content of a DVD9 to fit on a DVD5.

If you want to use k9copy, install the following packages with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • k9copy
  • mencoder

 

5.3.6 Skype

Homepage: http://www.skype.com/

Skype is a software for internet telephony, instant messaging etc.

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

  • skype

 

5.3.7 Realplayer

Homepage: http://de.real.com/player/

Realplayer is a player for RealMedia content.

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

  • realplay

 

5.3.8 Audacity

Homepage: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Audacity is a software to edit audio files.

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

  • audacity

 

5.3.9 Gtkpod

Homepage: http://www.gtkpod.org/

With gtkpod you can manage your iPod. Many iPods are supported, including iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Video.

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

  • gtkpod

 

5.3.10 Wine

Homepage: http://www.winehq.org/

Taken from the Wine Homepage: "Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix".

With wine you can run a lot of windows software on linux. A list of software that is known to work on wine can be found at http://appdb.winehq.org/.

If you want to use wine, install the following package:

  • wine

 

5.3.11 Cedega

Homepage: http://www.cedega.com/

Cedega is the further stage of WineX with focus on Windows games. Many games are supported - a list of supported games (with screenshots) can be found at http://games.cedega.com/gamesdb/ and http://cedegawiki.sweetleafstudios.com/wiki/Main_Page.

Cedega is not free. Have a look at the Homepage for details and pricing.

Note: The screenshots above were taken on Fedora 7 with Cedega version 5.2.3 (Game: Guild Wars). The actual Cedega version is 6.0.3.

 

5.3.12 VMware Server

Homepage: http://www.vmware.com/products/server/

With VMware Server you can install guest operating systems as Windows, Linux, NetWare or Solaris.

If you want to use VMware Server, install the following package with the Synaptic Package Manager:

  • vmware-server

During the installation you'll be asked for a serial number. Get it at http://www.vmware.com/download/server/. Click on "register for your free serial number(s)" and afterwards enter the required data on the next page. After that you'll get a serial number for the VMware Server.

 

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Submitted by rojo (registered user) on Sat, 2007-10-27 04:04.
Check out VirtualBox as an open-source alternative to VMWare. VirtualBox has really matured in the past few months, and I think it performs faster than VMWare.
Submitted by o.meyer (registered user) on Sun, 2007-10-28 00:44.

I already tried virtualbox - at this time it's no alternative. No SMP support and very slow. I had about 25% CPU usage on a C2D6400 only for the interface.

 Olli