The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12 - Page 07

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Submitted by ensens (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2007-10-09 20:03. ::

13 Inventory (IV)

In the inventory list below I made the assumption that you installed the other applications from section 12 and checked them off with an [x]. Our inventory should now look like this:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[ ] Google Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Java Runtime Environment
[x] Flash
[x] RealPlayer
[x] aKregator
[x] Pidgin
[x] Xchat IRC
[x] gFTP
[x] BitTorrent
[x] Guarddog
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Skype

Office:
[x] OpenOffice.org
[x] Adobe Acrobat reader
[x] Kontact
[x] Scribus
[x] kmymoney2

Sound & Video:
[x] Audacious
[x] K3B
[x] Noatun
[ ] VLC Media Player

Programming:
[x] Quanta Plus
[x] Kate
[x] The Java 2 SDK

System Utilities:
[x] htop
[x] iptraf
[x] netstat
[ ] Filelight
[x] KDE Info Center
[x] Konqueror

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[x] NTFS-3G driver
[x] FUSE

 

14. Installing .bin files

Together we will install Google Picasa and Google Earth.

Install Google Picasa

Open your browser window to http://picasa.google.com/linux/. Click Download Picasa for Linux:

Then click:

Save the file:

In this example I created a directory named googlePicasa in my /downloads directory to save the file to:

You don't need to be root to run this installer.

In the terminal we run,

sh picasa-2.2.2820-5.i386.bin

Select your Options and then click Begin Install:

To start Picasa click Start:

Click I Agree:

Select a scanning option and click Continue:

Picasa opens:

To start Picasa at any time click the K Menu->Graphics->Picasa

Install Google Earth

Get the software at http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

Click Agree and Download:

Save the file to your downloads directory:

You don't need to be root to install Google Earth.

To install type,

sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Google Earth's default settings are OK, so click on Begin Install:

After the Google Earth installation, you can either select to start it immediately or to quit. I select Quit here (although it doesn't matter what you select):

Google Earth is at K Menu->Internet>Google Earth

In Google Earth you can view the Universe as well as the Earth. Click View->Switch to Sky:

 

15 Inventory (V)

Our inventory should now look like this:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Google Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Java Runtime Environment
[x] Flash
[x] RealPlayer
[x] aKregator
[x] Pidgin
[x] Xchat IRC
[x] gFTP
[x] BitTorrent
[x] Guarddog
[x] Google Earth
[x] Skype

Office:
[x] OpenOffice.org
[x] Adobe Acrobat reader
[x] Kontact
[x] Scribus
[x] kmymoney2

Sound & Video:
[x] Audacious
[x] K3B
[x] Noatun
[ ] VLC Media Player

Programming:
[x] Quanta Plus
[x] Kate
[x] The Java 2 SDK

System Utilities:
[x] htop
[x] iptraf
[x] netstat
[ ] Filelight
[x] KDE Info Center
[x] Konqueror

Other:
[] VMware Server
[x] NTFS-3G driver
[x] FUSE


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