Microsoft True Type Core Fonts (aka ms truetype fonts)


This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the Web including:

  • Andale Mono
  • Arial Black
  • Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Comic Sans MS (Bold)
  • Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings

Install: (2 methods)
  • (1) direct link using firefox:
  • (2) console method:
$ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

  • Then logout and login.
Note: there is the command '$sudo fc-cache -fv' that may skip 'relogin'.



Today I found a very simple way to personalize our Gnome.
I've discovered Gnome-art.


This is the graphical frontend for art.gnome.org. Backgrounds and all themes can be downloaded and previewed. Backgrounds, icon themes and splash screens can be installed directly.

Under the menu Art we can find:
> Backgrounds
>> Gnome
>> Other
>> All

> Desktop theme
>> Application
>> Window Border
>> Icon

> Other Themes
>> Login Manager
>> Splash Screens
>> GTK + Engine

Just select one of the Art's categories. Then gnome-art starts caching thumbnail previews. Now we can choose, preview and install whet we want/like. Very simple to use.
Note: Caching thumbnails can take some minutes.

Installing (3 methods)
  • (1)direct link
  • (2)console
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-art
  • (3)synaptic package manager


Netspeed & GFreqlet (applets)

These are the two Gnome applets i can't live without:


Netspeed is just a little GNOME-applet that shows how much traffic occurs on a specified network device (for example eth0). You get the best impression of it, if you look at the screenshots below.

some screenshots:

  • apt-get install netspeed


GFreqlet is a GNOME applet for Linux that not only monitors CPU frequency scaling, but also allows the end user to change the frequency or governor with just a click. It automatically detects which frequencies and governors your processor supports, so there is no configuration required. The applet itself is not run as root, nor required to modify to run with root ownership, but password prompts with gksudo if a super user action is required. GFreqlet is very straight forward and minimal.
some screenshots: