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    what else should i do with ubuntu?

    hi
    i currently have ubuntu set up, and its running the folling.

    compiz
    xbmc
    cairo dock
    networked shares from 2nd pc with samba

    but what else can i look at with ubuntu, what other technologies or software should i check out?

    any suggestions welcome.
    im not interested in gaming, but would be interested in music/ video and pics, as well as flashy desktops...

    hope this is the correct forum

    thanks

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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by lithiumKid1976 View Post
    hi
    i currently have ubuntu set up, and its running the folling.

    compiz
    xbmc
    cairo dock
    networked shares from 2nd pc with samba

    but what else can i look at with ubuntu, what other technologies or software should i check out?

    any suggestions welcome.
    im not interested in gaming, but would be interested in music/ video and pics, as well as flashy desktops...

    hope this is the correct forum

    thanks
    Hello , yes this is the absolete place where you get any kind of help and support regarding Ubuntu .Good to see you get started with complex and elegant applications like Compiz.But one thing you need to decide what actually you want to do with your system .If you are a computer programmer and enthusiast then there are ample of arms you can find in Ubuntu's or any other Linux' s arsenal .
    If you are a general user and want your system to be an eyecandy , you can try out different types of desktop environments and GTK gadgets and conky[highly customizable] .Ubuntu has every type of applications avaiable in its rich repositories for different type of computer users .Please tell us exactly what your point of interests are then we can suggest you applications that you can try out .
    Last edited by codemaniac; April 19th, 2012 at 11:37 AM.
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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    Hey Lithiumkid,

    Audacity is a great start for the audio. It will allow you to create, edit, and point you in a good direction as far as audio is concerned.

    The first thing that I did when I downloaded Ubuntu for the first time is spent a few hours is looking through all the packages that are available, and what they do. There's a lot of exciting things out there. Dare to explore!

    Anthony

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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    I just goof around inside of the Software Center.

    Try learning to use LyX or type a document in Abiword. The beauty of Ubuntu is in the tasks it does, after all.

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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    terminator (terminal)

    Bazzar

    Bazzar explorer

    launchpad

    pimp out gedit

    change up icons

    rock out conky

    install virtual box and add new os to system for testing and breaking

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accomplishments/Creating

    hook up xchat and come habg out in the chat rooms with staff

    medibuntu

    Install quickly and make you 1st program
    http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/

    install figlet and toilet and messaround

    make a custom .bashrc file

    set up ubuntu one

    get free ketboard stickers to replace the windows ones from system 76

    install other os in virtual box and see how llucky you are to have ubuntu installed

    gnome3 ??

    ubuntu-restricted-extras

    gnome-tweak-tool

    ubuntu -tweek

    gnome-sushi ?

    l@_@k for easter eggs

    that is all for now

    wait xswat and or crack pushers ppa ?
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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    I would also get Gimp for editing your photos. I use it all the times, great for getting rid of acne on people.

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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    If you're a licensed ham radio operator there are TONS of great amateur radio apps for Linux. Xastir is what I'm working to get going now, which is an APRS app for Linux.
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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by lithiumKid1976 View Post
    ...
    im not interested in gaming, but would be interested in music/ video and pics, as well as flashy desktops...
    Based on the interests you have identified. Go to the Ubuntu software center and enter themes, music, video, pics, pictures, or graphics to see what applications are available. Then try them to see what they do.

    If you are interested in technology, you need to identify what you are interested in learning; such as, virtualization, cloud computing, networks, and so fourth.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: what else should i do with ubuntu?

    thanks guys for all the suggestions, youve giving me a lot to think about / tinker about...

    i think tomorrow ill start with conky, then work through the other suggestions...
    thanks again!

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