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9 Skype (only for 32 bit systems)

To download Skype, go to, and hover the mouse over the Download now button. Select the appropriate download link from the menu:

In the Firefox download dialogue, select Open with Install/Remove Software (default):

Click on Install:

Follow the installation instructions afterwards, you will need to type in the root password. Afterwards, the package gets installed.


10 Google Earth

To install Google Earth open a web browser and go to, choose the rpm package for the system you are using and click on Agree and Download:


11 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[x] Pinta

[x] Firefox
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Deluge
[x] 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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