The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) - Page 2

3 Update The System

Now it's time to check for updates and install them. This is done using the Update Manager. Start it by clicking the red exclamation mark on the top bar and selecting Show updates (or start the Update Manager under System > Update Manager):

Click on the Install Now button to install all available updates:

The updates are now being downloaded and installed:

When the update is complete,click on OK (if a new kernel was amongst the updates, a system restart is required to make the changeseffective. If this is necessary, you will see a Restart Now button. Click on that button to restart the system.).

The system is now up-to-date.


4 Flash Player

If you have checked the Install this third-party software checkbox during installation Flash Player should already be installed on the system.

To check this, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, andit should list the Flash Player (version 11.2 r202) plugins among them.


5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now let's browse all menus to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

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

[x] The GIMP
[ ] Shotwell Photo Manager

[ ] Pinta

[x] Firefox
[x] Flash Player
[ ] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[ ] Deluge
[ ] Skype
[ ] Marble

[x] Pidgin

[ ] Dropbox

[ ] Gwibber Social Client

[ ] LibreOffice Writer
[ ] LibreOffice Calc
[ ] Adobe Reader
[ ] GnuCash
[ ] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[ ] Audacity
[ ] Banshee
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Kino
[ ] VLC Media Player
[ ] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

[ ] Winff

[ ] KompoZer
[ ] Eclipse

[ ] VirtualBox
[ ] TrueType fonts
[x] Xfburn

[ ] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

[ ] gdebi

[ ] Synaptic Package Manager

[ ] gedit

So some applications are already on the system. NTFS read-/writesupport is enabled by default on Xubuntu 14.04.


6 Configure Additional Repositories

First we install gedit. Open a terminal and run:

sudo apt-get install gedit

Some packages are not available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

Again, open a terminal and edit /etc/apt/sources.list...

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

..., enable the trusty partner and Ubuntu Extras repositories (if they are not already enabled):

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb trusty partner
deb-src trusty partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb trusty main
deb-src trusty main

Then save the file.

Then run

sudo update-apt-xapian-index

Finally install Synaptic:

sudo apt-get install synaptic


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