The Perfect Desktop - Pinguy OS 12.04 - Page 2

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  1. 3 Update The System
  2. 4 Flash Player And Java
  4. 5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

3 Update The System

Now it's time to check for updates and install them. This is done using the Update Manager. Start it by clicking on the update notification applet from the top bar:

Type in your password to gain authorization:

The Update Manager tells you which updates are available (you can click on the Refresh button to refresh the list). Click on Install Updates to install them:

When the update is complete, click on Close if the window doesn't shut itself(if a new kernel was amongst the updates, a system restart is required to make the changes effective).

The system is now up-to-date.


4 Flash Player And Java

Flash Player and Java should already be installed on the system.

To check this, open Firefox. It can happen that Firefox first checks Add-on compatibility. Follow the updater and you shouldn't have any problems:


Once the browser is opened 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 IcedTea (Java) plugins among them.


5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now let's browse all menus to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, whereas [ ] is an application that is missing):

[ ] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[x] Pinta

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

[ ] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

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

Sound & Video:
[ ] Audacity
[ ] Banshee
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Kino
[x] VLC Media Player
[ ] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[ ] Winff

[ ] KompoZer
[ ] Eclipse

[ ] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

[x] gdebi

[x] Synaptic Package Manager

[x] gedit

So some applications are already on the system. NTFS read-/write support is enabled by default on Pinguy OS.

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