There is a new version of this tutorial available for Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 12.04 - Page 4

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 Click on the appropriate .deb 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 it doesn't, click the Save File button:

The deb. package will then be saved to the download location specified by your browser. Usually this is the Downloads directory in your personal folder. Open a terminal and change directories to that directory. Afterwards, install the package using gdebi (you can autocomplete the name of the package by typing in the first few letters and pressing TAB then):

cd /home/howtoforge/Downloads 
gdebi RealPlayer11GOLD.deb


12 Skype For 64-Bit Systems

Skype is only available for 32-bit systems in the Ubuntu repositories but there is a 64-bit version on their website. Go to and select the Ubuntu 10.4+ 64-bit version from the Download now panel.

Proceed with the installation just as for Realplayer:

cd /home/howtoforge/Downloads
gdebi skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_amd64.deb


13 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] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

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

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

[x] gdebi

[x] gedit


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