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

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6 Install Additional Software

To install additional applications, go to Applications > Add/Remove...:

The Add/Remove Applications window opens. Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. MPlayer* means all packages that start with MPlayer):

  • Adobe Reader
  • Amarok
  • aMule
  • aMule GUI
  • Audacity
  • Azureus
  • Banshee Music Player
  • Bluefish Editor
  • CD/DVD Writer GnomeBaker
  • gFTP
  • GnuCash Finance Management
  • GStreamer
  • gtkpod
  • Java 1.4 plugin or mozilla/firefox
  • Java Web Start 1.4
  • K3b
  • Kino
  • Microsoft Core Fonts
  • MPlayer*
  • Nvu
  • Opera
  • Quanta Plus
  • RealPlayer10
  • Scribus
  • Sun Java 5.0 Plugin
  • Sun Java 5.0 Runtime
  • Thunderbird Mail
  • VLC media player
  • XChat IRC
  • Xine extra plugins
  • Xine Movie Player
  • XMMS Music Player

There are also lots of other applications available that you can install as well if you like, but please do not install the following packages:

  • Helix Player (conflicts with RealPlayer)
  • Macromedia Flash-Plugin (old version (7.0.68) - we will install the current one with Automatix later on)
  • VMware Player (conflicts with VMware Server which we will install at the end)

A few packages require interaction when you select them. For example, when you select Adobe Reader, the software manager will ask you if you want to install unsupported and restricted software. Accept by clicking on Install:

To add the unsupported and restricted software packages to our database of available packages, we must specify our password:

Afterwards, the package information for the unsupported and restricted packages is downloaded:

Some other packages have dependencies that must be installed as well if you select such a package. For example, aMule GUI has some dependencies. When you select aMule GUI, a new window will pop up telling you about the dependencies. Install them as well by clicking on Install All:

Other packages such as Opera are categorized as commercial (don't be afraid, Opera comes free of charge; it's categorized as commercial because it doesn't have an open-source license). When we select Opera, a new window pops us and tells us about it. To install Opera, we click on Install:

After you've selected all wanted packages, click on the OK button in the lower right corner:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply (somehow that window doesn't list all selected packages, but that doesn't matter - they get all installed anyway):

Afterwards all selected packages are downloaded and installed:

Some packages require that you accept their licenses (for example j2re1.4 and sun-java5-bin):

After all packages have been installed, click on Close to leave the software manager:

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By: Falko Timme