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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.10 - Page 6

5.4 Optional

5.4.1 Evolution


Full featured email-client - provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality.

If you want to use Evolution, install the following packages:

  • evolution
  • evolution-plugins
  • nautilus-sendto


5.4.2 FireFTP


FireFTP is an extension for Firefox. It provides an easy to use, full featured ftp client. It can be startet without firefox from the gnome applications menu.

If you want to use FireFTP, open within Firefox and click on "Install Now".

Accept the installation:

After the installation is finished restart Firefox. FireFTP is available in the upper menu.

Create a new launcher in the gnome applications menu to start FireFTP without Firefox. Open the main menu editor.

Click on "Internet" on the left side and afterwards on "New item" on the right side.

Insert/select the following in the launcher-window:
Type: Application
Name: FireFTP
Command: firefox -chrome chrome://fireftp/content/
Comment: FTP Client
Optional choose an icon for the new launcher.


5.4.3 K3B


K3B is a burning suite with a lot of features.

If you want to use K3B, install the following packages:

  • k3b
  • libk3b2-mp3
  • normalize-audio
  • transcode
  • sox
  • vcdimager


5.4.4 Azureus


Azureus is an easy to use bittorrent-client with a great many features.

If you want to use Azureus, install the following package:

  • azureus


5.4.5 Streamtuner


Streamtuner is a stream directory browser. With Streamtuner you can listen to SHOUTcast-streams etc.

If you want to use Streamtuner, install the following package:

  • streamtuner


5.4.6 k9copy


K9copy is a DVD backup tool, which is able to shrink the content of a DVD9 to fit on a DVD5.

If you want to use k9copy, install the following packages:

  • k9copy
  • mencoder
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