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!

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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By: 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

By: admin

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

By: 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.

By: 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.