Google Picasa is an extremely professional good looking photo management application available on Windows ,Linux and Mac OS (??) . Now Google Picasa has a number of features that many photo management software on Linux dont have further Google Picasa looks very user friendly as compared to similar open source application available on linux . Now Google Picasa for Linux is not a native linux application but runs on Linux thru application layer called wine which allows many windows application to run flawlessly on Linux.
Now to install Google - Picasa type the following command in the terminal window
sudo dpkg -i picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb
After completing above step launch Google Picasa from
Some Tips to consider before running picasa (taken from google picasa website )
If you use NFS, when Picasa first starts, tell it to scan just your desktop! Otherwise Picasa gets real slow while it scans all your NFS directories!
To get Picasa to see pictures on your hard drive, click "File / Add Folder" (NOT "Import").
When adding a folder to Picasa, the default action is to remove the folder from Picasa. You have to actively choose Scan once or Scan always.
Picasa is not supported over remote X connections.
Thunar is a file manager which is shipped by default with XFCE and is an integral part of XFCE desktop environment . It is similar to Nautilus but uses less resources as compared to Nautilus , and in fact one of the goals of creating Thunar was to create a file manager that was fast , clean and easy to use . It is much more responsive as compared to some other file managers available on Linux including Konqueror (KDE) and Nautilus (GNOME) . By default it is quite small and does provide a limited set of functionality , however it's functionality can be extended by using various plugins.
" sudo apt-get install thunar "
To install thunar type the following command at the command line (assuming you are running Ubuntu)
after completing this process you can launch thunar by going into (Applications -> System Tools -> Thunar File Manager )
This how thunar file manager looks : -
10. Adobe Reader
On Ubuntu/Linux a number of good pdf reader exist that are quite functional and less resource hungry as compared to Adobe Reader , However if you still want to install Adobe Reader 7.0 you can either download package from adobe website or type the following command in the terminal window .
However note , the following command would only work if Medibuntu repositories are configured properly so be sure you have installed it correctly as described in the beginning of article .
¨sudo aptitude install acroread ¨
aMule is alternative to popular eMule program on windows platform , amule supports/works with eDonkey2000 Network or Kadnetwork and allows P2P sharing of files . aMule is available on number of platforms , Current supported systems include Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Windows and Solaris.
To install aMule type the following command in the terminal window : -
sudo aptitude install amule
After completing above step launch aMule from (Application -> Internet -> aMule )
Nvu is one of the most popular WYSIWYG HTML editor available on Windows and Linux and is open source and free . Nvu is based on Composer component of Mozilla Application Suite . Nvu allows novice or beginners who have little or no knowledge of CSS/HTML to create attractive web pages .Nvu was started by Linspire . As of now Nvu development has ceased and there is a project called Kompozer which if fork of Nvu and is unoffical bug-fix release of Nvu .
To install Kompozer type the following command in the terminal window : -
wget -c http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/kompozer/kompozer-077-i686.tgz
tar -xvzf kompozer-077-i686.tgz
sudo mv kompozer /opt/
sudo ln -s /opt/kompozer/kompozer /usr/bin/kompozer
After completing above steps type : -
In the terminal window to launch Kompozer .
Kompozer in Action
Leafpad is extremely lightweight and simple text editor written using GTK 2 . As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor.Leafpad is simple to use, is easily compiled, requires few libraries, and starts up quickly.
To install Leafpad type the following command in the terminal window :-
sudo apt-get install leafpad
and after completing above step launch Leafpad from (Application -> Accessories -> Leafpad)
Leafpad in action
gLabels is a program for creating labels and business cards for the GNOME desktop environment. It is designed to work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card sheets that you'll find at most office supply stores.
To install gLables type the following command in the terminal window : -
sudo apt-get install glabels
After completing above step launch gLabels from (Application -> Office -> gLabels )
gLabels in Action