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  1. 3 Update The System
  2. 4 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

3 Update The System

When you log in for the first time, you will most likely see an orange software update icon in the lower right corner which means that updates for the installed software are available. To install the updates, click on that orange icon:

The Update Manager tells you which updates are available. Click on Install Updates to install them:

The updates are being downloaded and installed (this can take a few minutes):

When the update is complete, click on Close:

Then close the Update Manager:

The orange software update icon is now gone. The system is up-to-date.


4 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now lets browse all menus under Applications to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, where [ ] is an application that is missing):

[x] The GIMP
[ ] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[ ] Flash Player
[ ] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[ ] Evolution
[ ] aMule
[ ] BitTornado
[ ] Azureus
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[ ] Xchat IRC

[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[ ] Adobe Reader
[ ] GnuCash
[ ] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[ ] Amarok
[ ] Audacity
[ ] Banshee
[ ] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[ ] gtkPod
[ ] XMMS
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Kino
[ ] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[ ] VLC Media Player
[ ] Helix Player
[ ] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] GnomeBaker
[ ] K3B
[ ] Multimedia Codecs

[ ] KompoZer
[ ] Bluefish
[ ] Quanta Plus

[ ] VMware Server
[x] TrueType fonts
[ ] Java
[x] Read-/Write support for NTFS partitions

So some applications are already on the system. Microsoft's TrueType fonts are installed as well, you can check that for example by opening the OpenOffice Writer. Take a look at the available fonts, and you should find fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana, etc.:

NTFS read-/write support is enabled by default on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) and all derived distributions.

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