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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Gnome) - Page 5

6.3 Optional

6.3.1 Unrar

With this package you'll be able to unpack rar-files. If you want to use unrar, install the following package:

  • unrar


6.3.2 Network Traffic Applet

With this applet you can monitor the speed of your network devices.

If you want to use the network traffic applet, install the following package:

  • gnome-applet-netspeed

Afterwards add the applet to the gnome-panel. Right click on the panel, choose "Add to panel" and select the applet.


6.3.3 Azureus


Azureus is an easy to use bittorrent-client with a great many features.

If you want to use azureus, install the following package:

  • azureus


6.3.4 Skype


Skype is a software for internet telephony, instant messaging etc.

If you want to use Skype, open within your preferred browser. Install the Mandriva package with the software installer.

The package is being downloaded.

Click on "Install" to start the installation process.

Enter the root password.

Click on "OK" to proceed with the installation.

The package and its dependencies are being installed.

The package is not signed - click on "Yes" to proceed with the installation.


6.3.5 Audacity


Audacity is a software to edit audio files.

If you want to use Audacity, install the following package:

  • audacity


6.3.6 Streamtuner


Streamtuner is a stream directory browser. With Streamtuner you can listen to SHOUTcast-streams etc.

If you want to use Streamtuner, install the following packages:

  • streamtuner
  • streamtuner-plugins


6.3.7 Filezilla


Filezilla is a ftp-client with many features - supporting FTP, FTPS, FTPES and SFTP.

If you want to use filezilla, install the following package:

  • filezilla


6.3.8 Gparted


With gparted you are able to resize, move and format partitions - many file systems are supported.

If you want to use gparted, install the following package:

  • gparted


6.3.9 Gtkpod


With gtkpod you can manage your iPod. Many iPods are supported, including iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Video.

If you want to use gtkpod, install the following package:

  • gtkpod
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