The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) - Page 4

10 Google Earth

In chapter 7, if you chose Google Earth over Marble, you have installed the package googleearth-package which is a utility to automatically build a .deb package of GoogleEarth. This means, Google Earth is not yet installed; we have to first build a .deb package of it with the help of googleearth-package, and then install the .deb package.

Open a terminal and become root:

sudo su

Now you can build the Google Earth .deb package as follows:

apt-get install lsb-core libfreeimage3
make-googleearth-package --force

[...]
Package: googleearth
Version: 6.0.3.2197+0.7.0-1
Section: non-free/science
Priority: optional
Maintainer:  <[email protected]>
Architecture: amd64
Depends: ttf-dejavu | ttf-bitstream-vera | msttcorefonts,libfreeimage3, lsb-core, libqtcore4, libgl1-mesa-glx , ia32-libs-gtk , msttcorefonts
Suggests: lib32nss-mdns, libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32
Description: Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer
 Package built with googleearth-package.
dpkg-deb: building package `googleearth' in `./googleearth_6.0.3.2197+0.7.0-1_amd64.deb'.
Success!
You can now install the package with e.g. sudo dpkg -i <package>.deb
[email protected]:~#

If you don't see any errors, then you should find the Google Earth .deb package in the current directory:

gdebi googleearth_6.0.3.2197+0.7.0-1_amd64.deb

 

11 Opera

If you like Opera more than Firefox or Chromium, you have to download it directly from their website. Open a browser and go to http://www.opera.com/browser/download/; select Ubuntu as the distribution and then default package and click on the Download Opera button:

A download dialogue should come up. Select Open with gdebi:






 

12 Kompozer

Unfortunately Kompozer isn't available from the Ubuntu 14.04 repositories, therefore you have to install it as follows:

cd /home/srijan/Downloads
sudo wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/k/kompozer/kompozer_0.8~b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/k/kompozer/kompozer-data_0.8~b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.deb

 

13 Nightingale

Nightingale is not available in the Ubuntu repositories and has to be downloaded from their website at http://getnightingale.com. Or you can add PPA for the same.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nightingale



 

14 Adobe Reader

Open a browser and go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/; click on the Download now button:

Click on the Save File button to store the Adobe Reader installer on your hard drive:

Open a terminal and go to the directory where the download was stored (e.g. /home/srijan/Downloads):

cd /home/srijan/Downloads

In this case it is named AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin. Make the file executable and then run it to install Acrobat Reader:

chmod 755 AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin
sudo ./AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin

 

15 Inventory (III)

All wanted applications are installed now:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[x] Pinta

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

[x] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice Calc
[x] Adobe Reader
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

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

[x] Winff

Programming:
[x] KompoZer
[x] Eclipse

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

[x] gdebi

[x] Synaptic Package Manager

[x] gedit

 

You are welcome to leave recommendations for software in the comments for the next issues!

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From: Tuxworx

First, thank you for an excellent tutorial.

There appears to be a small typo in item 13, which I think should say "Nightingale is not available in the Ubuntu repositories and has to be downloaded from their website at http://getnightingale.com."

Tuxworx

From: admin

Thanks for the notice! I've corrected it in the tutorial.

From: paul

Does publishing from shotwell to facebook or youtube work for you? According to a number of items I've read, it doesn't work at all.

From: oliverjames

Publishing from shotwell to facebook or youtube does not work for me in Xubuntu 14.04 or 15.10. It works perfectly in Manjaro XFCE.