The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 10 (Julia)

[ Thanks to Falko
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

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