There is a new revision of this tutorial available for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn).

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) - Page 4

11 Opera

Open a browser and go to link; select Linux with your distro architecture:

Select the version of the Opera which you want to install, in fact every one will be using the updated one.

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 (/usr/bin/gdebi-gtk):

On the appearing window, select Install Package:

Put the system login password & continue.

After complete installation it will ask you to agree the license agreement.

Just make I Agree & enjoy Opera.


12 MiroPlayer

To install Miro check the file /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Make sure that there are Universe is included.

Then update the system

sudo apt-get update

& finally install Miro by using

sudo apt-get install miro

It will install the miro for ubuntu.


13 Skype for 32 & 64 bit Systems

While Skype is only available for 32 bit systems in the Ubuntu repository, you can download it for 64 bitsystems on their homepage. Therefore go on link and select the right version to download:

Further let the file get downloaded & install the file with command

sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb


14 Cheese(The webcam)

For using the webcam you can use cheese. Simply install it by command

sudo apt-get install cheese

15 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[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

[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] Cheese
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] KompoZer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Eclipse

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

[x] Synaptic Package Manager

[x] gdebi Package Installer


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From: Anonymous

 You can't install Google Earth the way your tutorial outlines. "Many of you already know about this, but since there are many users who are upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, they might not be aware of what they need to do when a package, like Google Earth, fails to install because it depends on ia32-libs (on Ubuntu 64bit). The ia32-libs package is no longer available in Ubuntu, starting with Ubuntu 13.10. The package was superseded by multiarch support so you don't need it any more, but some 64bit packages (which are actually 32bit applications) still depend on this package and because of this, they can't be installed in Ubuntu 14.04 or 13.10, 64bit."

From: Anonymous

Thank you very much for the tips on best way to set up Ubuntu!  God bless!