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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 10 (Julia)

Nov 20, 2010, 07:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 10 (Julia) 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. Linux Mint 10 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

"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 Linux Mint 10 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"

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