There is a new revision of this tutorial available for Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca).
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7 TrueType Fonts
To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like LibreOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:
8 Inventory (II)
Now let's check again what we have so far. Our inventory should now look like this:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager
[ ] Skype
[x] Gwibber Social Client
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice Calc
[x] Adobe Reader
Sound & Video:
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions
[x] Synaptic Package Manager
9 Skype for 64 bit Systems
While Skype is only available for 32 bit systems in the Ubuntu repository, you can download it for 64 bit systems on their homepage. Therefore go on http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/ and select the right version to download:
The package will be saved in your default download folder, which is the Downloads folder in your personal folder. Open a terminal and install it from there as follows (replace my username with yours and the version of Skype with the one you downloaded, if it has changed since this writing):
Nightingale is not available in the Ubuntu repositories and has to be downloaded from their website at http://getnightingale.com. Click on the great download button and open the downloaded archive with the archive manager. The application doesn't need to be installed since it can be started directly from the downloaded directory.
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You are welcome to leave recommendations for software in the comments for the next issues!