Sometime back, I did a post on my perfect Fedora build. It was a step-by-step guide, in geek shorthand, on what to install, and how to set up a highly usable desktop, if you are me. Well, you obviously aren’t me, but you may want some of the same features I do, one geek to another, so to speak! So, since I have decided that Linux Mint is completely “da bomb” and that we should all move to it and tell Microsoft to go jump in a very, very cold lake, so there! ;-)
So, here we go… again, this is geek shorthand guidance, and assumes that you can “read between the lines” and get ‘er done!
My personal “perfect” Linux Mint build:
Download the appropriate (32-bit or 64-bit, depending on your machine) .iso from linuxmint.com
Burn the .iso to a DVD
Boot from the DVD, select Full Install
Sign-in with the user ID created during install
Install Dropbox from Dropbox.com
Set up background (the official Cool Stylin’ Linux Mint background image) available here: Cool Stylin’ Linux Mint Background Image
Install the Chromium Browser from Software Manager
Install Audacity from Software Manager
Install RecordMyDesktop from Software Manager
Install Easytag from Software Manager
Install VMware View 5 Client from Software Manager
Install Filezilla FTP Client from Software Manager
Install Skype from Software Manager
Install winff from Software Manager
Install ffmpeg from Software Manager
Install wine from Software Manager
Install e-Sword from e-sword.net website (under wine)
Log into your Google account and allow sync to occur in Chromium
Install Lastpass from lastpass.com web site (using Firefox)
Install Lastpass from lastpass.com web site (using Chromium)
Extract install script from file downloaded from lastpass.com web site
Go into both Firefox and Chromium and login to Lastpass to activate it.
Do a Google search for “citrix receiver for linux” and choose “Citrix – Receiver for Linux 12.1”
Choose .deb version
Install motif-clients from Software Manager
Run, and set up options in Citrix Reciever (Connections – New – Click drop-down, setup Login, etc.)
Go to teamviewer.com – download .deb version
Install, set-up and sign-in to Teamviewer
Right-click on apps under menu and click “Add to Desktop” on those I want on desktop.
Enjoy the best desktop known to mankind! Dewd!