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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS based Linux and Software

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How to Update Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 13 to LibreOffice 4.2 & Gimp 2.8

From the Terminal type (copy & paste) the following 3 commands:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-2
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
 sudo apt-get update

Then run the (graphical) Update Manager from the Ubuntu or Mint program menus
⇒ If a pop-up window asks about doing a “partial upgrade”, do that … then run the Update Manager one more time.

End-User Programs

To install Shotwell Image Manager 0.14.1 from the Terminal type (copy & paste) the following 3 commands:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get --install-suggests install shotwell

  • Using the gscan2pdf PPA … How to update gscan2pdf to the current version
    From the Terminal type (copy & paste) the following 3 commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf libsane-perl
  • Guayadeque Music Player … a full featured Linux media player that can easily manage large collections.

Backup / Support & System

  • Comparison of backup tools
    This forum question provides a discussion about many different packages that can be used to do backup.
    • Back in Time … A GUI front-end for doing backups using rsync with hardlinks for unchanged files.
  • Install ORACLE Java 8/7/6 in Ubuntu via PPA … Ubuntu 12.04 uses OpenJDK for Java support
    Install the SUN/ORACLE version of Java only if it is requried by something you want to run. (Some web development applications require this.)
  • YPPA manager
    A simple tool that allows you to search for PPAs and install them without hitting the terminal. It also allows you to manage (add/remove/purge) your existing PPAs with a few clicks.
    • When resolution is 300×300 instead of printer resolution → “Change” the printer driver to the driver for that make of printer that shows the e-mail address used with Google Cloud Print.
    • Linux “Cannot Open Printer” type system warning → the printer is working normally for me, so I just close/ignore this.
  • Conky … a lightweight & powerful system monitor
    The installation and configuration of Conky involves using the command line and coding configuration files.

Other 12.04 LTS based Linux Distributions