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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 10.04

May 26, 2010, 00:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 10.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 10.04 is derived from Ubuntu 10.04 and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

"I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

"1 Preliminary Note

"To fully replace a Windows desktop, I want the Kubuntu desktop to have the following software installed: Graphics:

* The GIMP - free software replacement for Adobe Photoshop

* F-Spot - full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop

* Google Picasa - application for organizing and editing digital photos

Internet:

* Firefox

* Opera

* Flash Player 10

* FileZilla - multithreaded FTP client

* Thunderbird - email and news client

* Evolution - combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions

* aMule - P2P file sharing application"

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