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Old 10. Aug 2012, 05:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The easiest way is to go to Ubuntu Apps Directory to get the app you need here:
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/midori/

Click the orange download button, and it installs the app right away to your system.

I tried it on both Ubuntu and Mint using Chrome and Firefox and they worked nearly like the way you do with the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store. If you're running the current release of Ubuntu and click that button, it opens up in the Ubuntu Software Center app for you to confirm to install. Looks like now all major OS suppliers like to go this way, including the upcoming Microsoft's Marketplace.
Thanks for the reply. Firefox 12 came pre-installed on Linux Mint. How do I update it, instead of download the tar file and installing it over again? I mean, even if I go to software manager within the O.S or software downloads at LInux Community for Firefox http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/firefox, and try to install, it shows that I already have Firefox installed on my system. But how in the world am I supposed to update it. Shouldn't that option be given in the software manager?
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Adding to the above question, how do you update softwares Linux.
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edit : I think I just found the update manager within the administration panel. Hope that'll do the trick.
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edit : I think I just found the update manager within the administration panel. Hope that'll do the trick.
It will. You will find that especially for things like Firefox, the update cycle for the approved version in the repository will lag behind somewhat. This is not an issue however (for me at any rate) as I always prefer to stick with the tried and tested.
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It will. You will find that especially for things like Firefox, the update cycle for the approved version in the repository will lag behind somewhat. This is not an issue however (for me at any rate) as I always prefer to stick with the tried and tested.
Yeah that's true. By the way MC what download manager do you use in Linux??

Linux experience was quite great to me, once I got into full time usage for the past 3 days. The only reason why I use Windows is to play games, and to test softwares for the reviews, and sadly Linux doesn't support 90% of the games that Windows does. Else I'd switch to Linux full time I just wished developers created games that were platform independent, probably I'd be able to see that in the next decade, when every game will be platform independent.
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Is it possible to customize the folder icons separately in Mint (Cinnamon), like how it's possible in Windows (thorugh right click->Properties->Customize->Change Icon). For now all the icons look alike and it's impossible to distinguish them, which makes browsing through the folders harder.
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Yeah that's true. By the way MC what download manager do you use in Linux??
I don't use anything special at all. DownThemAll comes pre-installed with Firefox in Korora so I do use that, otherwise I try for a torrent using Transmission wherever possible, or just use Firefox as is.
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Is it possible to customize the folder icons separately in Mint (Cinnamon), like how it's possible in Windows (thorugh right click->Properties->Customize->Change Icon). For now all the icons look alike and it's impossible to distinguish them, which makes browsing through the folders harder.
Can't remember back to Mint now but it is with most distros. This is one I just changed now in Korora.
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Recalling Mint again, with Cinamon I'm pretty sure you can only change the full theme. IMO to enjoy the benefits of full customization you need the KDE desktop, but be sure to get a full featured distro. See this example and the one before for two examples of what can be done with Korora.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...html#post75187

Chakra for instance does not allow me to customize the icons sent to the panel as launchers, whereas Korora and some others do.
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Recalling Mint again, with Cinamon I'm pretty sure you can only change the full theme. IMO to enjoy the benefits of full customization you need the KDE desktop, but be sure to get a full featured distro. See this example and the one before for two examples of what can be done with Korora.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...html#post75187

Chakra for instance does not allow me to customize the icons sent to the panel as launchers, whereas Korora and some others do.
Oww..that's bad....I wished Cinnamon had that feature, taking into account that it's more s*xier in looks than KDE.
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A quick question: Where are softwares installed in Linux after installing from the software manager. For example in Windows it's usually in C:\Program Files. I wanted to know this, after I installed uGet and Downloaders extension for Chrome to integrate with it, but sadly I was clueless where uGet was installed.
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