The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.4 (GNOME) - Page 5

10 Helix Player

Go to https://player.helixcommunity.org/ and click on the Helix Player 11 Gold Linux x86 rpm link:

Then install the package as shown in chapter 9 (Skype).

 

11 Picasa

Go to http://picasa.google.com/linux/download.html#picasa30 and select the rpm, for Red Hat/Fedora/Suse/Mandriva i386 or x86_64:

Then install the package as shown in chapter 9 (Skype).

 

12 Google Earth

To install Google Earth, open a terminal and become root:

su

Then run

cd /home/falko/Desktop
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

chmod 755 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
cd /tmp/ge
./setup.sh

This will download Google Earth and start the installation. A Google Earth Setup window opens. Accept all default settings and click on Begin Install:

After the installation, you can click on Quit or on Start, if you want to start Google Earth now:

Afterwards, we delete the Google Earth installer:

cd /home/falko/Desktop
rm -f GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

13 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

Graphics:
[x] Gimp
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Chromium
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice 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] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Bluefish
[x] Kompozer
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

 

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From: Anonymous at: 2011-04-03 23:39:48

Why use OpenSuSE GNOME edition?

 I tried it and it looks like GNOME is the worst out of KDE-GNOME pair for 11.4.

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/03/4-disappointments-from-opensuse-114.html 

From: Marjana at: 2011-04-05 15:56:42

I couldn't agree more. Tried both desktops with openSUSE 11.4 and KDE is a lot closer to perfection: Especially if you compare it to failure that is GNOME 3. I've grown to love KDE so much lately that I just switched.