10 Top applications to add to your LinuxMint7 gloria


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linux-mint LinuxMint 7 Gloria is out ,it come with a lot of improvement, new menu system,new application manager….

bellow 10 applications that i think you will need to install to make your LinuxMint7 Gloria more complete.





1- Add microsoft fonts to your LinuxMint Gloria

use this command:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 && sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

&& sudo apt-get install ttf-larabie-straight ttf-larabie-deco mplayer-fonts

xfonts-terminus-dos xfonts-terminus xfonts-terminus-oblique xfonts-mona

tv-fonts ttf-tuffy ttf-sjfonts ttf-sil-padauk ttf-sil-ezra ttf-paktype ttf-georgewilliams

ttf-fifthhorseman-dkg-handwriting ttf-farsiweb ttf-essays1743 ttf-opensymbol ttf-nafees

ttf-mgopen ttf-gentium ttf-freefont ttf-dustin ttf-devanagari-fonts ttf-dejavu-extra ttf-dejavu-core

ttf-dejavu ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-alee

2- Install vlc media player

sudo apt-get install vlc

- Add the DVD support

sudo apt-get  install libdvdcss2 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./install-css.sh

3- Install adobe reader , follow these steps

a-  gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

b- Add the below line in sources.list,
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

c- sudo apt-get update
d- sudo apt-get install acroread 


4- If you need to install some windows softwares, then is necessery to install wine :

sudo apt-get install wine

5- If you like gaming and you want to install latest windows games on your gloriathen perhaps will be a good

idea to install playonliux

a Add playonlinux repository to your LinuxMint Gloria

sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_jaunty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list  
b Update your installation : sudo apt-get update

c Install playonlinux :

sudo apt-get install playonlinux


6- add a download manager to your Gloria

Multiget is a good option, is a powerfull ftp/http download manager, you can install it using the command :

sudo apt-get install multiget


7- Install amsn the equivalent of msn messenger for windows

sudo apt-get install amsn

8- Install Vector graphics editor, is equivalent to adoe illustrator for windows, to install use the command :

sudo apt-get install inkscape



9-The new gloria come with support to scp and fsp, but i think that having a powerfull ftp client like

Filezilla is a plus.

sudo apt-get install filezilla filezilla-common

10-Install Vuze known actually as Azureus, the most popular bitorrent client

sudo apt-get install vuze