The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2010 (KDE) - Page 3

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  1. 7 Installing Additional Software
  2. 8 Inventory (II)

7 Installing Additional Software

Now, still in Synaptic, we can install additional software. We are going to install the following packages:

  • f-spot
  • picasa
  • opera
  • filezilla
  • evolution
  • amule
  • vuze
  • skype_static
  • googleearth
  • gnucash
  • gnucash-ofx
  • scribus
  • AdobeReader_enu
  • AdobeReader-plugin
  • banshee
  • banshee-ipod
  • gtkpod
  • xmms*
  • dvdrip
  • kino
  • sound-juicer
  • vlc*
  • RealPlayer
  • RealPlayer-rpnp
  • win32-codecs-all
  • totem*
  • xine-ui
  • brasero
  • kompozer
  • bluefish
  • kdewebdev4
  • kdevplatform4
  • virtualbox
  • webcore-fonts

You can use Synaptic's Search function to search for the packages:

To select a package for installation, click the checkbox in front of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu that comes up:

If a package has a dependency that needs to be satisfied, a window will pop up. Accept the dependencies by clicking Mark:

After you've selected the desired packages, click the Apply button:

Confirm your selection by clicking Apply:

The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient:

Afterwards, you can close the Synaptic Package Manager.

 

8 Inventory (II)

Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again:

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] KTorrent
[x] Vuze
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

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

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer (SMPlayer)
[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] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Kompozer
[x] Bluefish

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] True Type fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS partitions

So everything is installed except for OpenOffice...

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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