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Internet

LMDE is an operating system with a good amount of internet applications and tools. There are tools for viewing documents, for e-mail managing, messaging, online chat, and for other tasks, such as Peer To Peer.
Firefox
Firefox is the most popular web browser in the Linux world and the most used. Its strength and its reliability is legendary and its capabilities cover every need in terms of navigation, safety, utility, beauty and usability. This is not the place to describe all the potential of this wonderful instrument, but just think to hundreds of additional software that makes Firefox a complete tool for your Internet experience.

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Firefox Plug-ins
Adblock plug-in (blocks ads on web pages)

Adblock Plus block ads that appear on web pages. You can subscribe to a free filtering service and apply ads with a single click.

sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox-adblock

You can add this extension from Firefox → Tools → Add-ons → Get Add-ons → Browse All Add-ons. (This method also provides automatic updates)

Noscript plug-in (check scripts)

Noscript plugin is one of the most important measures for the security in Internet surfing. Most viruses and trojans from your computer gain access to the Internet through scripts. This plugin lets you choose which scripts can run and which ones can't.

sudo apt-get install mozilla-noscript

You can add this extension from Firefox → Tools → Add-ons → Get Add-ons → Browse All Add-ons. (This method also provides automatic updates)

User Agent Switcher plug-in for Firefox

User Agent Switcher plugin allows the web browser to masquerade as another web browser, allowing content suited for specific browsers, to be shown.

You can add this extension from Firefox → Tools → Add-ons → Get Add-ons → Browse All Add-ons. (This method also provides automatic updates)

Video Download Helper plug-in for Firefox

The plugin Video Download Helper lets you download video (including Flash movies) from websites like YouTube.

You can add this extension from Firefox → Tools → Add-ons → Get Add-ons → Browse All Add-ons. (This method also provides automatic updates)

Unplug Download Management

The add-on UnPlug lets you save video and audio embedded within web pages.

You can add this extension from Firefox → Tools → Add-ons → Get Add-ons → Browse All Add-ons. (This method also provides automatic updates)

Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in for Firefox

This plugin is available from the Medibuntu repository. Allows you to view Adobe Acrobat files within Firefox.

  • add the Medibuntu repository to your repository list:

    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free

  • Install:

    sudo apt-get install acroread mozilla-acroread acroread-plugins acroread-fonts

Adobe Flash Player Plug-in for Firefox

To install official Adobe Flash plugin (Flash 10) for Firefox:

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

Gnash Plug-ins (Flash Player Open Source Substitution)

Gnash is available in a 64-bit version as well as a 32-bit.

sudo apt-get install gnash

After installation, change the preferences of your browser so that SWF files and SPL is used Gnash.

VLC plug-in for Firefox

This package allows you to play the popular VLC media player in Firefox.

sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc

Gecko MediaPlayer Plug-in for Firefox

Gecko MediaPlayer is a browser plugin for all Gecko-based browsers (Firefox, SeaMonkey, iceape, Opera) that allows MPlayer to play multimedia in the browser. Install:

sudo apt-get install gecko-mediaplayer

An alternative is to use the mplayer plugin for Firefox. Install:

sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

Kaffeine Plug-in for Firefox

This package allows the Kaffeine media player (often used in desktop based on KDE) to play multimedia in Firefox.

sudo apt-get install kaffeine-mozilla

Helix player plug-in for Firefox

This package installs the Helix player (open source player that plays Real Player content on Linux) as well as the plugin that plays RealMedia within Firefox.

sudo apt-get install mozilla-helix-player

FireFTP for Firefox

FireFTP is a Firefox extension for FTP transfers.

Giver
Giver is a tool for sharing files in a computer network. Just drag the file onto the Giver to proceed to his transfer to the receiving computer, of course, after having configured the connection.

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Pidgin
Pidgin is an instant messaging client, easy to use, powerful, friendly and intuitive. After setting the connection and data access, you can contact your friends and send / receive messages. Once activated, it will show an icon tray that indicates new messages and allows you sending your own.

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Thunderbird
Thunderbird is a client for consulting e-mails, to send your own, and organize your mail. The configuration of an e-mail account is very easy and the program has a light impact on the computer performances.

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Transmission
Transmission is the default Bit Torrent client in almost all systems based on Gnome and also in Linux Mint. Its reliability and its friendliness make it a necessary tool for all those who download a lot of file from the web.

Remember that the exchange of copyrighted material, is a crime and an injustice

Transmission is very simple to use.
Just download the torrent file you want from the web, open it with Transmission and wait that download is complete.
The tool support the suspension and integrity check of downloaded product.

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XCaht IRC
XChat IRC è un programma per chattare in Internet. Uno dei programmi più vecchi e collaudati del mondo Linux. Facile da usare e configurare, dispone di una valida documentazione online.

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XChat IRC is a chat program. One of the older and tested tools in the Linux world. Easy to use and to configure, has a good online documentation.
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Helpful Hint

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  1. Network connections
  2. Firewall setting
  3. Windows Wireless Drivers

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