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How to install Skype
Menu > System Tools > Synaptic Package Manager
From Settings Menu, choose Repositories then select the second tab Other Software
Then select Canonical Partners, Close then Reload.
After that, type Skype in the search box, right click, Mark for installation then Apply. After installation, Skype will be available under Internet Menu.
Install Virtualbox Guest Additions onto a Lubuntu Virtual Machine
First step: Install required software
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install make gcc
Next, use Virtualbox to download the Guest Additions, then select "Install Guest Additions" from the Virtualbox menu.
If the VBOXADDITIONS cd does not pop up in File Manager, Use File Manager to open the contents of the VBOXADDITIONS cd, then open a terminal there, by going to File Manager's menu and selecting 'Open Current Folder in Terminal'
sudo sh VBoxLinux*
reboot and enjoy!
Remote Desktop/ VNC on Lubuntu
Delete List of "Recently Used"
Lubuntu tracks which douments you have recently opened. You can see the list in the file dialog. Here's how to delete the list: (Apps will still remember the list until you restart them)
Need to install Adobe Flash Player or MP3 codecs
Install the package: lubuntu-restricted-extras
Or in case you want to avoid unwanted packages from lubuntu-restricted-extras, install only flash with:
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
and only mp3 codec by installing the synaptic package called libavcodec-extra-53
Conky requires a special config file for systems without compositing (Lubuntu by default)
try a config here: http://fauzimh.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/lubuntu-little-tweaks-1/
See also - this is the easiest Conky that you can install: Conky Desklet