The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 (Maya) - Page 3

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

[x] Pinta

[x] Firefox
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Deluge
[ ] Skype
[x] Marble

[x] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

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

Sound & Video:
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] dvd::rip
[x] Kino
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] Winff

[x] KompoZer
[x] Eclipse

[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

[x] gdebi

[x] Synaptic Package Manager

[x] gedit


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 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):

cd /home/howtoforge/Downloads/
gdebi skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_amd64.deb


10 Nightingale

Nightingale is not available in the Ubuntu repositories and has to be downloaded from their website at 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.


11 Links

You are welcome to leave recommendations for software in the comments for the next issues!

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From: Anonymouser at: 2012-05-31 22:28:13

The perfect desktop is spelled K,D,E.

You are offering variations of the barftastic GNOME. Not as barfy as V.3 but that's hardly a compliment.


From: Anonymous at: 2012-08-07 13:30:16

what a mess mix and match soup of KDE progs & Gnome

fill your machine up with rubbish of TWO distros

From: Anonymous at: 2012-08-14 18:21:39

Typo correction. The perfect desktop is actually spelled X-f-c-e.

From: ahmad at: 2012-11-16 11:56:00

I'm new user on linux mint but i having problem parts on partion my hard disk 500gb.i try it but still cannot done.Please help me.


From: Anonymous at: 2012-06-12 22:15:15

This tutorial for installing Linux Mint Cinnamon 13 is first-rate, even if my Toshiba Satellite M55-S135 refused to accept the OS. My old laptop is too old and too feeble. No big deal, because it was just an experiment anyway.

Especially useful for me is the list of applications to substitute for Microsoft or Apple or other applications, which I can use with my desktop running Ubuntu. Sometimes one is at a loss even knowing what applications one should be looking for.

Thanks a bunch.

From: at: 2012-06-04 07:20:07

It is.  It's just the panel's theme that was changed here.

From: Jacko at: 2012-10-11 11:20:24

My maya looks like the old gnome toolbar, with just a desktop switcher, and a window switcher installed, the CPU monitor and lots of launch icons, and the tray on the right, all at the top of the screen with auto hide. After I did the update, I wanted something simple back, like it was before the update. I prefere tooltips over bubble help.

From: Andy at: 2012-06-01 01:46:07

Please... This is not MAYA!!! Are you kidding me??