The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn - Page 4

6 Install Additional Software

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

The Add/Remove Applications window opens. Select All available applications in the Show: menu:

Select the following packages for installation:

  • Amarok
  • aMule
  • aMule GUI
  • Audacity
  • Azureus
  • Banshee Music Player
  • Bluefish Editor
  • CD/DVD Writer GnomeBaker
  • dvd::rip
  • gFTP
  • GnuCash Finance Management
  • GStreamer extra plugins
  • GStreamer ffmpeg video plugin
  • GStreamer plugins for aac, xvid, mpeg2, faad
  • GStreamer plugins for mms, wavpack, quicktime, musepack
  • gtkpod
  • gxine
  • Java 1.4 plugin for mozilla/firefox
  • Java Web Start 1.4
  • K3b
  • Kino
  • MPlayer Movie Player
  • MPlayer Plugin for Mozilla
  • Printers
  • Print Jobs (CUPS)
  • Quanta Plus
  • Scribus
  • Sun Java 5.0 Plugin
  • Sun Java 5.0 Runtime
  • Sun Java 6 Web Start
  • Thunderbird Mail
  • Ubuntu Studio
  • VLC media player
  • XChat IRC Client
  • Xine extra plugins
  • XMMS

There are also lots of other applications available that you can install as well if you like.

A few packages require interaction when you select them. For example, some packages are maintained by the Ubuntu community, others are categorized as unsupported or restricted. Accept them by clicking on Install:

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:

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

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply:

Please type in your password:

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:

A small window opens where you can select to start any of your new applications. Close it and then leave the Add/Remove Applications window:

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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