The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) (With The Ubuntu Classic Desktop) - Page 4

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. If it offers the option Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default), choose that one and follow the installation wizard. If you just see Open with and a Browse... button, select that option and click on the Browse... button:

Select /usr/bin/gdebi-gtk (you need to have the package gdebi and gdebi-core installed, as shown in chapter 9) from the Choose Helper Application window and click on Open:

You should now see Open with gdebi-gtk in the Firefox download dialogue. Make sure that this option is selected and click on OK:

A Package Installer window comes up. Click on the Install Package button to install Picasa:

Type in your password:

Picasa is now being installed. Afterwards, you can close the Package Installer window:

 

12 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. If it offers the option Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default), choose that one and follow the installation wizard. If you just see Open with and a Browse... button, select that option and click on the Browse... button:

Select gdebi-gtk and install the package exactly as shown for Picasa:

 

13 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. If it offers the option Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default), choose that one and follow the installation wizard. If you just see Open with and a Browse... button, select that option and click on the Browse... button:

Select gdebi-gtk and install the package exactly as shown for Picasa:

 

14 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager
[x] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Chromium
[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
[x] Gwibber Social Client

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice 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: Randy at: 2011-05-05 17:45:49

Pinguy and Zeven are already configured out of the box for this, Zeven even has pre-configured settings to look like Windows. Picasa may need to be added, otherwise all codecs are included.

From: JohnP at: 2011-05-04 13:18:19

Unity-2D is an option for the graphics impaired systems. It also works inside virtual machines. 11.04 required. $ sudo apt-get install unity-2d In my testing, almost everything works the same as in the 3D version of Unity, just without all the 3D accel "cheese." If you are on 10.10, there is a PPA for this too. I've not tried that.

From: ElQanah at: 2011-08-10 18:39:06

For several ubuntu releases I have followed your recommendations, they are excellent.  I'd like to suggest nautilus-image-converter to your list

I found that tip at  http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/09/17/nautilus-image-converter-quickly-resize-or-rotate-images-within-nautilus/

From: Egon Spengler at: 2011-05-05 17:02:46

And you need three browsers and seven media players WHY exactly?

From: Brian at: 2011-05-06 22:48:56

**Sigh**

Some people just don't bother to read!

If you had, you would have noticed this statement right at the beginning

As you might have noticed, a few applications are redundant, for example there are two CD/DVD burning applications in my list (Brasero, K3B). If you know which one you like best, you obviously don't need to install the other applications, however if you like choice, then of course you can install both. The same goes for music players like Amarok, Banshee, Rhythmbox, XMMS or browsers (Firefox, Opera, Chromium). 

From: at: 2011-05-07 16:08:02

I need way more that three browsers. Midori, Rekonq and Arora just to mention few.

Sam

From: Anonymous at: 2012-02-14 08:48:19

got a 404 error @ your Picasa link....

in a terminal this worked 4 me: 

wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/p/picasa/picasa_3.0-current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_amd64.deb

 

or if you use 32 bit:

wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/p/picasa/picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_i386.de