Software Installs on my new Inspiron 17R

This is a list of the software that I installed on my new 17R. My first installation on this laptop was Ubuntu 12.04, and I basically installed the same things as what I had on my old laptop. This was somewhat rushed and more like “notes”. Obviously, it’s been rushed because it has taken me so long to get it proofread and published.

Hopefully, someone will find it useful, so I am publishing it anyway.  So, here’s what I installed on Ubuntu 12.04.

Shutter

From the Software Center: shutter

Ran this command to get it to show in the notification area:


gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "$(gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist | sed -e "s/]$/, 'shutter']/")";

Created the $HOME/screenshots folder.

In Edit > Preferences, configured: Main — Directory. Behavior — checked Start Shutter at login and Hide window on first launch.

For screenshots and more information, see the First Steps in Ubuntu 12.04 post.

Remmina

Remmina was already installed, but I had to restore my connections, and I had to make it auto start.  To restore the connections, I copied the ~/.remmina directory from my old laptop.  To make it auto start, I just went to Edit > Preferences and checked “Start tray icon automatically”.

Chrome

Installed from: https://www.google.com/chrome.  Restored my profile and the Gnome Keyring.

For screenshots and more information, see the First Steps in Ubuntu 12.04 post.

 Grsync

Installed from Software Center: grsync.  Used to copy files from my old laptop.

For more information see: Ubuntu 12.04: Restoring Files

Configuration Utilities

Installed from Software Center: main menu, CompizConfig Settings Manager

For more information see: Ubuntu 12.04: Essential Tweaks

32 Bit Firefox

I installed my 32bit version of Firefox for WebEx.  The one issue I had was that I needed to install the ia32-libs package.

Bible Software

I installed Xiphos and BibleTime.

Rather than downloading the modules, I restored the ~/.sword directory from my old laptop.

For more information see: Ubuntu 12.04: Bible Software

Graphics Software

Installed from Software Center: Gimp, Inkscape, Dia, Ubuntu restricted extras, Mplayer, Kden Live, Open Shot, cheese

For more information see: Ubuntu 12.04: Graphics Programs

Sound Software

Installed from Software Center: Audacity and MuseScore

Misc Tools

Installed from Software Center: GVim, 7zip, Concurrent Version System, subversion, Cola Git GUI

Rather than installing Meld directly this time, I installed it with the Nautilus Compare Extension Preferences.

For more information see: Ubuntu 12.04: Misc Tools

Networking

From Software Center, I installed: vpnc, network-manager-vpnc, network-manager-openvpn, network-manager-strongswan, network-manager-openconnect

For more information see: Ubuntu 12.04 Networking Setup

SQL Developer

I downloaded it from Oracle’s SQL Developer Download Page.  The page changed just a little bit.  I had to choose the “Other Platforms” link.

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For the JDK, I made sure to install the OpenJDK6 JDK from the Technical Details of the Software Center.  I used /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-amd64 as my JVM when I started it for the first time.

For more information, see: Ubuntu 12.04: Installing Oracle SQL Developer

Microsoft Office

I used Play On Linux and installed Office using my Office Ultimate CD.

For more information, see: Ubuntu 12.04: Office and Play on Linux

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