The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 12.2 (GNOME Desktop) - Page 4

7.1 Install kdewebdev4 package

There is only kdewebdev3 available in the repositories we have enabled so far. To install the kdewebdev4, go here and click on the kdewebdev4-4.7.2-2.1.2.src.rpm link to download the package. Select Open with Install/Remove Software (default).

Afterwards confirm with Install.

Click Continue to confirm the modification of other software.


7.2 Finish The VirtualBox Installation

To finish the VirtualBox installation (we've already installed the virtualbox-ose package), we need to add our desktop user (howtoforge in my case) to the vboxusers group. To do this, open a terminal and become root:


Run the following command...

usermod -G vboxusers howtoforge

... and log out of your desktop and back in for the changes to take effect.


7.3 Flash Player and Java Plugins

To see if the Flash Player has been installed correctly, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 11.2 r202) and Java among them:


7.4 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 by browsing the menus again.

Our inventory should now look like this:

[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[x] Pinta

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

[x] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

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

[x] Bluefish
[x] Eclipse

[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java

[x] gedit

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From: Anonymous at: 2012-10-16 17:20:57

There needs to be an application that will execute MS Access forms and manipulate Access databases. Until such an application is available a Linux desktop will not be a completely full replacement for a Windows desktop.

From: Kinenkaya at: 2012-10-19 15:36:15

Would it also not be complete if it doesn't go to Windows Update to fetch its RPMs?

There's mdbtools and OpenOffice offers some mdb functionality as well via ODBC. I would imagine they would be beyond the scope of a desktop replacement guide.