The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) - Page 3
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.
Click on the Linux Tarball (.tar.bz2) | 64-Bit Link to start downloading (or 32 bit if you have that Mint version installed):
A window will pop up asking what to do with the download - select Open with Archive Manager (default):
Unfortunately Kompozer isn't available from the Ubuntu and/or Mint repositories, therefore you have to install it as follows:
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/k/kompozer/kompozer_0.8~b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/k/kompozer/kompozer-data_0.8~b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.deb
11 Adobe Reader
Open a browser and go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/; click on the Do you have a different language or operating system? link to get a wider range of download formats:
On step 3, select the .deb package, download it and proceed the same as for Nightingale:
12 Google Earth
In chapter 6, if you chose Google Earth over Marble, you have installed the package googleearth-package which is a utility to automatically build a .deb package of Google Earth. This means, Google Earth is not yet installed; we have to first build a .deb package of it with the help of googleearth-package, and then install the .deb package.
Open a terminal and become root:
Now you can build the Google Earth .deb package as follows:
Maintainer: <[email protected]>
Depends: ttf-dejavu | ttf-bitstream-vera | msttcorefonts, libfreeimage3, lsb-core, libqtcore4, libgl1-mesa-glx , ia32-libs-gtk , msttcorefonts
Suggests: lib32nss-mdns, libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32
Description: Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer
Package built with googleearth-package.
dpkg-deb: building package `googleearth' in `./googleearth_22.214.171.1247+0.7.0-1_amd64.deb'.
You can now install the package with e.g. sudo dpkg -i <package>.deb
If you don't see any errors, then you should find the Google Earth .deb package in the current directory:
[email protected]:~# ls -l
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35118382 Jun 1 03:30 googleearth_126.96.36.1997+0.7.0-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33688483 May 19 2011 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
I want to install the .deb package using gdebi which takes care of all dependencies.
Skype is not present in the repositories but you can download it on their homepage. Therefore go on http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer and select the right version to download. Afterwards, proceed the same as for Nightingale and Adobe Reader:
- Linux Mint: http://www.linuxmint.com/
You are welcome to leave recommendations for software in the comments for the next issues!