The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) - Page 4

10 Opera

Open a browser and go to http://www.opera.com/browser/download/; select Ubuntu as the distribution and then default package and click on the Download Opera button:

A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default):

A Ubuntu Software Center window comes up. Click on the Install button to install Opera:

Type in your password:

Opera is now being installed. Afterwards, you can close the Ubuntu Software Center window:

 

11 Google Picasa

Go to http://picasa.google.com/linux/download.html#picasa30 and select the right .deb package for your architecture (i386 or amd64):

A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default):

Then install the package exactly as shown for Opera.

 

12 RealPlayer (For i386 Systems Only)

(RealPlayer is available for i386 systems only. If you are on an x86_64 system, please skip this chapter.)

Open Firefox and go to http://www.real.com/realplayer/linux. Click on the Download DEB Installer link:

A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default):

Then install the package exactly as shown for Opera.

 

13 Google Earth

At the time of this writing, the was no Google Earth .deb package available from the Ubuntu/Medibuntu repositories as it was the case for previous Ubuntu versions, but we can simply install the Google Earth package for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) from the Medibuntu repositories - it works on 10.10 as well. Go to http://packages.medibuntu.org/lucid/googleearth.html and select the right package for your architecture (i386 or amd64). A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default):

Then install the package exactly as shown for Opera.

 

14 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

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] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Vuze
[x] Empathy IM Client
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

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

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

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

 

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From: Garry Knight at: 2010-10-15 16:08:32

Your title is: "The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)"

Your opening paragraphy: "This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops."

 

It seems to me that you're saying that a perfect desktop is one that's just like a Windows desktop. In other words, Windows is the perfect desktop OS. Please tell me you don't really believe that.

From: Ferhdas at: 2010-12-17 16:56:25

I think you can do an restrict interpretation of the title, something like: "The perfect ubuntu desktop for windows users"

From: Olivier Pons at: 2010-10-27 08:04:19

Since I've updated from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 here are the changes :


When I try to launch Blender 2.49 and 2.54 beta my server X reboots = everything disappear and I get the login screen. Kindof a server X reboot...


 


Any idea how to fix this?

From: N.Rama at: 2011-03-01 02:02:10

My heartfelt thanks for the valuable information that got me out of the wilderness so to speak!


Blessed be.