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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

[x] Pinta

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

[x] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice Calc
[ ] 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

[ ] 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 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.


10 Kompozer

Unfortunately Kompozer isn't available from the Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, therefore you have to install it as follows:

cd /home/howtoforge/Downloads

sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.deb


11 Adobe Reader

Open a browser and go to; click on the Download now button:

Click on the Save File button to store the Adobe Reader installer on your hard drive:

Open a terminal and go to the directory where the download was stored (e.g. /home/howtoforge/Downloads):

cd /home/howtoforge/Downloads


ls -l

to find out how the file is named:

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ ls -l
total 51716
-rw-rw-r-- 1 howtoforge howtoforge 42950036 Nov 27 23:34 AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i486linux_enu.bin
-rw-rw-r-- 1 howtoforge howtoforge  7858708 Apr 24  2012 kompozer_0.8~b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
-rw-rw-r-- 1 howtoforge howtoforge  2145516 Apr 24  2012 kompozer-data_0.8~b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_all.deb
[email protected]:~/Downloads$

In this case it is named AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i486linux_enu.bin. Make the file executable and then run it to install Acrobat Reader:

chmod 755 AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i486linux_enu.bin
sudo ./AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i486linux_enu.bin


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

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By: zeddock

Process works until ./AdbeRdr9.5.3-1_i486linux_enu.bin  

 sudo: unable to execute ./AdbeRdr9.5.3-1_i486linux_enu.bin: No such file or directory 

I am new so sorry if this is a simple thing that I have been stupid on.



By: Fausto


The same happened to me.  Mint-64 bit, Adobe Reader version 9.5.4-1.

By: Gene

'sudo apt-get install adobereader-enu' works and gets you past all these pointless machinations... ;<)



By: Anonymous

Thanks Gene. Now, you see, that is what I love about Linux. Always more than one way to skin a cat.