The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 10.10 - Page 5

10 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 automatically. Select Open with and then select Other... from the drop-down menu:

Select /usr/bin/gdebi-gtk from the Choose Helper Application window:

In the Firefox download dialogue, you should now see Open with gdebi-gtk - select that option 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:

 

11 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 the DEB Installer link:

A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with gdebi-gtk:

Then install the package exactly as shown for Picasa.

 

12 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 gdebi-gtk:

Then install the package exactly as shown for Picasa.

 

13 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: Nicka at: 2010-11-01 11:33:20

First off, great job and a really in-depth guide for novice users. The only part I question is the latter part of page 3. I assume this guide is primarily meant for users migrating from Windows to Linux/Ubuntu? I have found that if not most, at least a great many Windows users are terrified of the command line. Over the years I have had serious problems guiding users to open a command prompt and enter "ipconfig" on Windows. IMHO these beginners guides should avoid anything command line in order not to scare people away. Yes, it's the fastest and easiest way to do a loooot of things (if not most) on a *nix-box, but the cold truth is that migrating users want to do it the hard and graphical way for a while. They have all the time in the world to befriend the terminal when they have their system up and running. Otherwise you have done a great job, and I hope it will safely guide a lot of newcomers to the wonderful world of free software/GNU/Linux/Ubuntu!

 

From: Anonymous at: 2010-11-05 09:06:21

Did you really need multiple programs that do the same thing (2 browsers, 3 audio players, 2 burners, 3 BT clients, 5 media players!!) ?

 And Ubuntu comes with a default PDF reader that isn't a huge gigantic hog like Adobe Reader, so it seems an unnecessary addition.

If you like BlueFish you'll love Geany.