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An easy and safe way to install some popular programs with Mint repos

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – Here is the easiest way I found to install Firefox, Thunderbird, Googleearth, the Ubuntu fonts, Opera, Picasa, Skype, Oracle Virtual Box...Add the following to your sources list:deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main import upstreamThen:sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyringNow you can remove the 'main' repo from linuxmint sources (you probably don't want any mint goodies, it was just needed to get the key). Just keep 'import' and 'upstream'.Voila, you can install any of the programs there.If you run #! 64x, you need to sudo apt-get (HowTos)