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

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 9.10 - Page 5

10 Opera

Open a browser and go to; select Ubuntu as the distribution and then Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx, 9.10 Karmic Koala and click on the Download Opera button:

A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with GDebi Package Installer (default):

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

Type in your password:

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


11 Google Picasa

Go to and select the right .deb package for your architecture (i386 or amd64):

A download dialogue will come up. Click on Save File to download the package to your hard drive:

After the download has finished, open a terminal (Accessories > Terminal) and go to the directory where the package has been saved (the default location is the Downloads folder in your home directory, i.e. ~/Downloads):

cd ~/Downloads

The package can then be installed as follows:

sudo gdebi picasa_3.0-current_*

Afterwards, you can delete the .deb package:

rm -f picasa_3.0-current_*


12 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

[x] The GIMP
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Empathy IM Client
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

[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] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] KompoZer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

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


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