The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) With KDE - Page 5

11 TrueType Fonts

Open Firefox and download the file Select Open with Software Installer (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

In the window RPM Installation, select Install:

Type in your root password:

If the package has some dependencies, install them as well:

The additional packages are now being downloaded and installed:

It is possible that the package has an unknown signature. Continue by clicking on Yes:

The RPM Installation window closes automatically after the installation has finished.

To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like OpenOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:


12 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit in Firefox and select the RealPlayer 11 Gold RPM package. Install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11.


13 Adobe Reader

To download Adobe Reader, go to and select the following:

Operating system: Linux
Version: Linux - x86 (.rpm)
Your language

Then click on Continue:

Select Adobe Reader 8.1.2 (or whatever the latest version is) and click on the Download Adobe Reader button and install the package exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11:


14 Skype

To download Skype, go to and click on the Download now button:

Choose Mandriva and install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11:


15 Google Picasa

Open Firefox, download the file, and install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11.


16 Inventory (III)

Browse the menu again and check what you've got installed so far.

Your list should look like this now:

[x] The GIMP
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Bittorrent
[x] Azureus
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

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

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] dvd::rip
[x] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] GnomeBaker
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] KompoZer (Nvu)
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

[ ] VMware Server
[x] True Type fonts
[x] Java
[x] NTFS Read-/Write Support

So everything is installed except for VMware Server...

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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