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nathan1977
August 30th, 2012, 10:40 PM
I'm very new to Ubuntu (12.04LTS). I have installed a few apps already, and I'm sure there's nothing left of this horse to beat, but what are your top must install apps? Thanks!

nothingspecial
August 30th, 2012, 10:48 PM
Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.

I tend to start with byobu, ubuntu-restricted-extras,ffmpeg and mplayer then go from there.

newb85
August 30th, 2012, 10:52 PM
I've found Caffeine to be indispensable. It prevents your computer from going to sleep (and the screen from darkening if it's a laptop on battery power). It can be set to automatically turn on for certain applications or processes. It's not in the main repos, but you can install it from the developer's ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install caffeine

Also, if you're a Pandora user (which requires you to be in the U.S.), Pithos allows you to listen without a browser and skips advertisements. The version in the main repos no longer works due to changes to the Pandora website, so again, you'll have to install from the developer's ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kevin-mehall/pithos-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pithos

Third, I like to have a graphical system monitor in my system tray. I use Indicator-Multiload:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Rodney9
August 30th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Gimp
Calibre
Clementine
Zim
Libre-Office
Ubuntu-restricted-extras
Conky
Variety
Quake terminal
Midnight Commander
Speed Crunch
Skype
Gpodder

Jakin
August 30th, 2012, 10:58 PM
GiMP, Blender, Karbon or Inkscape.

KDEnlive, Handbrake, VLC.

HPLIP tools for fax/scanner/printer - and a lightweight scanner tool (like Skanlite or something) OpenOffice/Libre Office.

Ubuntu One, and Ubuntu Software Center

Virtual box, and various architecture emulation tools.

Skype and my favorite Web Browser.

THATS essentially all i need in a computer.

Elfy
August 30th, 2012, 11:14 PM
I tend to just add the clementine ppa - edit it to allow the last version, hope it works with the dev release and then do install xubuntu-restricted-extras.

Later I worry about iplayer

I'm pleased that I never have to think about nvidia anymore.

leosubhadeep
August 30th, 2012, 11:23 PM
I'm very new to Ubuntu (12.04LTS). I have installed a few apps already, and I'm sure there's nothing left of this horse to beat, but what are your top must install apps? Thanks!

1. apt-fast
2. Ubuntu Restricted Areas
3. UpUbuntu PPA (www.upubuntu.com (http://www.upubuntu.com))
4. GIMP
5. Skype
6. Hotot (Twitter client)
7. Google Chrome Stable
8. Gnome Shell
9. VLC Player
10. Pinta
... there's a lot more coming in my mind but those above are what you love to have. ):P

Elfy
August 30th, 2012, 11:29 PM
1...
... there's a lot more coming in my mind but those above are what ]you I love to have. ):P
fixed that for you ;)

there's only one of those I actually have and it's installed by default :)

Mikeb85
August 30th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Skype
Google Earth
Google Chrome
HPLIP
GIMP
Blender
VirtualBox
VLC

eriktheblu
August 30th, 2012, 11:56 PM
Openshot
Audacity
Wine
Mangler
Coolkey/CACkey

Pinoy Tux
August 31st, 2012, 03:39 AM
Apart from LibO, my core must-haves:


Codecs!
GIMP
Audacity
OpenShot
Scribus
Inkscape
Posterazor
DeVeDe
VirtualBox
Remastersys
Various tweaking tools (AptOnCD, MyUnity, UbuntuTweak, Unsettings, Bleachbit, et. al.)

There are a bunch of others, but the above are essential to me.

mamamia88
August 31st, 2012, 06:02 AM
For me personally chromium, gpodder,evince,leafpad,dropbox,sopcast-player,and vlc are my only must have apps on a computer. oh and some kind of gui for extracting all kinds of archives

nathan1977
August 31st, 2012, 05:43 PM
Awesome! Thanks, I'll be giving these a try.

Jakin
September 2nd, 2012, 12:55 AM
Looks like I, (as well as everyone else?) forgot to mention Ubuntu-Tweak.

That's a must have for me, janitor services, as well as easily adding trusted ppa, so i don't have to search for the ppa's elsewhere.

Pinoy Tux
September 2nd, 2012, 08:27 AM
Looks like I, (as well as everyone else?) forgot to mention Ubuntu-Tweak.
See post #11 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12207424&postcount=11) ;-)

taras.kuzyo
September 2nd, 2012, 08:36 AM
Redshift is not mentioned yet.

Jakin
September 2nd, 2012, 08:37 AM
See post #11 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12207424&postcount=11) ;-)



Whoops, i overlooked it, though i was looking for it. :oops:

black veils
September 2nd, 2012, 09:34 AM
firefox

thunar

leafpad

gpicview (simple image viewer)

instantbird (from website, plus add-ons)

psensor (alert when CPU temp gets to a certain level, can also view window with current temp)

lxtask (simple looking task manager)

audacious

vlc

alevkov
September 2nd, 2012, 09:46 AM
VLC Player

And i want to explain it why, it aint hardware accelared, which means it doesn't use GPU as an output method. As someone who just loves to keep it cold inside the box, i recommend VLC to everyone.

VLC > All