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This is Part Four of our ‘Perfect Desktop Series’ where we show you how to create a perfect Ubuntu Desktop. Today we’ll continue from where we left off and show you how to install even more programs that will make Ubuntu Desktop complete. To read previous articles in this series, read our ‘Related Posts’ below.
This series began with installing Ubuntu in Part One, then in Part Two we showed you what must you do after installing Ubuntu. Part Three shows you programs that you must install to enhance your experience with Ubuntu. This article continues from there.
As you may already know, Ubuntu comes with Firefox Web Browser installed, but that’s not the only web browser Ubuntu that support. Two other browsers Ubuntu supports are Google Chrome and Opera.
Installing Google Chrome Web Browser
To install Google Chrome, click here , then select either (32 or 64 bit) .deb package.
When prompted, select ‘Open with Ubuntu Software Center’. When Software Center opens, click ‘Install’
Installing Opera Web Browser
To install Opera, click here to download and click ‘Open with Software Center’
When Software Center opens, click ‘Install’
Another good program to have in Ubuntu is Real Player. This program lets you play RealAudio, RealVideo and other media formats that support Real Player.
To install, click here and select the DEB installer.
Open with Software Center and click ‘Install’
Next, install GStreamer Good, Bad, and Ugly plugins. These plugins let you play more audio and video formats including Quick Time.
To install GStreamer plugins, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. Then type the commands below to install GStreamer Good.
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
Next, install GStreamer Bad.
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
And finally install GStreamer Ugly.
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
That’s all for today. Your Ubuntu Desktop is slowing becoming a perfect computer for your home. Next time I will show you more useful programs to install in Ubuntu.