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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) - Page 3

6 Installing The Synaptic Package Manager

Kubuntu's Add/Remove Programs tool shows only a selection of all available software - therefore we install the Synaptic Package Manager now and use that instead to install our wanted packages. Open a terminal (System > Konsole):

In the terminal, type

sudo apt-get install synaptic

to install Synaptic.


7 Install Additional Software

To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Synaptic Package Manager):

Type in your password:

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer* means all packages that start with gstreamer):

  • gimp*
  • f-spot
  • ubufox
  • flashplugin-nonfree
  • kubuntu-restricted-extras
  • filezilla
  • thunderbird
  • evolution
  • amule-utils-gui
  • amule
  • azureus
  • scribus
  • gnucash
  • skype
  • opera
  • googleearth
  • acroread*
  • mozilla-acroread
  • audacity
  • banshee
  • kmplayer
  • mplayer*
  • mozilla-mplayer
  • rhythmbox
  • gtkpod-aac
  • xmms2*
  • dvdrip
  • kino
  • sound-juicer
  • vlc*
  • gstreamer*
  • helix-player
  • mozilla-helix-player
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin
  • gnomebaker
  • non-free-codecs
  • msttcorefonts
  • libdvdcss2
  • kompozer
  • bluefish
  • quanta
  • sun-java6* (except sun-java6-doc)
  • totem
  • totem-mozilla

There are also lots of other applications available that you can install as well if you like.

You can use the search function to search for the desired packages:

To select a package, click on the checkbox left of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu:

If a package has dependencies, click on Mark to install them as well:

After you've selected all wanted packages, click on the Apply button:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

Afterwards all selected packages are being downloaded and installed:

If the progress bar doesn't move on, click on the Details arrow to see what is happening - some packages require that you accept their license so you must type in y. The installation will then continue:

After all packages have been installed, click on Close:

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