How to pimp your CentOS into a perfect desktop

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. Mrkvonic
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Pimp my Linux, they say. Indeed, why not. Enter a complete guide explaining how to install latest versions of popular software in CentOS 6, including Firefox 5, Google Chrome stable, beta and unstable, LibreOffice, Adobe Flash, Sun Java with browser plugins, Skype, VLC, LyX, and Google Earth, plus tips and instructions on command line installations and archive management, enabling extra repositories, creating custom application launchers, desktop integration, linking, tweaks, some small debugging, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/centos-perfect-desktop.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
  2. mack_guy911
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    This one is i am waiting for great stuff pretty helpful on even scientific linux 6.1 which i am currently using :)

    Scintific linux 6.1 is pretty diffrent as what 6 is hope to see your review on it as well :))

    after tweaking and creating yum priorities it work great

    some points i would like to add

    installing chrome from site by double clicking on .rpm with add repo automatically pretty easy like windows

    help file in libre office needed to install separately

    as well spell checker it get removed by removing open office please confirm i read somewhere maybe wrong


    http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=219

    also this one is great by for priorities

    http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=827

    it would be great if you put more light on tweaking repostries and priorities

    this one is mine i make it in hurry so if wrong please correct

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  3. Ocky
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    Ocky Registered Member

    The acid test is:- 'Can Mrk. play those Apple Trailers'. Or am I the only one. :rolleyes: :D
  4. Mrkvonic
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Yes he can ... verified ... but that's for another article :)
    Mrk
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