The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 11.10 - Page 4

6 Install Additional Software

To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Synaptic Package Manager):

In the Synaptic Package Manager, we can install additional software. You can use the Quick filter field to find packages. To select a package for installation, click the checkbox in front of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu that comes up:

If a package has a dependency that needs to be satisfied, a window will pop up. Accept the dependencies by clicking Mark:

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer* means all packages that start with gstreamer):

  • amarok
  • opera
  • chromium-browser
  • skype (only available for 32-bit systems)
  • empathy
  • flashplugin-installer
  • amule
  • amule-utils-gui
  • vuze
  • banshee
  • bluefish
  • dvdrip
  • filezilla
  • libreoffice
  • gnucash
  • gstreamer0.10*
  • gtkpod
  • openjdk-6*
  • icedtea-plugin
  • k3b
  • mplayer
  • smplayer
  • kompozer
  • vlc*
  • mozilla-plugin-vlc
  • xmms2*
  • sound-juicer
  • rhythmbox
  • acroread
  • non-free-codecs
  • ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • libdvdcss2
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin
  • evolution
  • scribus
  • audacity
  • kino
  • googleearth-package
  • virtualbox-ose
  • totem
  • gdebi
  • eclipse

After you've selected the desired packages, click the Apply button:

Confirm your selection by clicking Apply:

The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient:

You might be asked to accept a few licenses:

After all packages have been installed, click Close:


7 Flash Player And Java

To see if the Flash Player and Java have been installed correctly, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 11.0 r1)...

... and the IcedTea (Java) plugins among them:


8 TrueType Fonts

To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like LibreOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:

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From: peGGi at: 2011-12-01 19:59:27

Thank you for providing this illustrated guide for installing Ubuntu Studio. It's so useful and helpful. I'm hoping to install it this weekend and it's really useful to see this in advance, considering that I'm an Ubuntu/Linux newbie. Just one question - according to this guide, Ubuntu Stuidio 11.10 uses the XCFE environent. But in the release notes for 11.10, it says that "Some progress has been made but remains incomplete and not fully tested." ( - can you comment on that?