The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn - Page 3

4 Edit Menus

By browsing the Applications menu, you will get an overview of what is already installed on the system. Unfortunately, it doesn't show all installed applications. For example, the BitTorrent client and the CD Player are already installed, but not shown in the menu. Therefore we will edit the menu now to make it list these two applications as well.

Right-click on Applications and select Edit Menus:

Go to the Internet submenu and enable BitTorrent:

Then go to the Sound & Video submenu and enable CD Player. Afterwards, click on Close:

Now both items should be visible in the Applications menu (in their respective submenus).


5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now lets browse all menus under Applications to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, where [ ] is an application that is missing):

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

[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[ ] Flash Player
[ ] gFTP
[ ] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[ ] aMule
[x] Bittorrent
[ ] Azureus
[x] Gaim
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[ ] Xchat IRC

[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[ ] Adobe Reader
[ ] GnuCash
[ ] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[ ] Amarok
[ ] Audacity
[ ] Banshee
[ ] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[ ] gtkPod
[ ] XMMS
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[ ] VLC Media Player
[ ] Real Player
[x] Totem
[ ] Xine
[ ] GnomeBaker
[ ] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

[ ] Nvu
[ ] Bluefish
[ ] Quanta Plus

[ ] VMware Server
[ ] TrueType fonts
[ ] Java
[ ] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

So some applications are already on the system...

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From: at: 2007-05-09 10:00:05

As a suggestion, I'm extremely happy with Virtualbox from Innotek. Especially it's snapshot feature is wonderful.

And to boot, it's free, and no registration needed!

From: at: 2007-09-24 00:15:07

In fact, that's exactly the one I run Windows XP under. (Frightening thing is that XP on Linux with half the available memory runs FASTER than Vista did on this box when it was the only thing running. 512M for XP runs faster virtually than 1G for Vista natively?!? I took the virus known as Vista off immediately.)

From: at: 2007-09-12 19:04:47

I'm not sure about the rest of you web developers out there, but a bad FTP client costs me tons of time. I've always used FileZilla under Windows and it has served me almost flawlessly, but when switching to Ubuntu, gFTP was all I could find. Needless to say, gFTP is completely unsatisfactory -- no offense to those working on it -- but I simply cannot get anything done with it's clumsy interface and many bugs (you can't even drag and drop!).

Luckily, as of 9-8-07, FileZilla 3.0.0 has been released and a Linux version is available. It seems to work perfectly! Drag and drop, split folder/file view, site manager (it even imported my sites from the Windows version of FileZilla 2), and more. I am impressed and ever so thankful! Back to work!

You can get a copy here

Happy FTing,
Larry web development