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    Customizing new install

    If you are starting with a clean install of Ubuntu, what do you add to it right off the bat to add functionality or tweak it to your liking? I'm fairly new to linux so I don't have much that I would add right away and would just like to see what others add. Mainly I'm looking for things that add features or make things easier, not just programs.

    So far I have found-
    Nautilus-open-terminal
    mountmanager
    Ubuntu-Tweak
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    Re: Customizing new install

    Aww man, I was so going to say "ubuntu-tweak"

    Kdirstat is helpful.

    edit: Um your screen name is likely to get things stirred up. you could go here and ask for a different screen-name so as to not stir things up ( just trying to help)
    Last edited by ubunterooster; May 13th, 2010 at 01:59 AM.
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    Re: Customizing new install

    Oh, and of course WINE. There are a few programs in Windows that I am having a hard time finding good replacements for. The main one is Bit Che. It's a great program for finding torrents that searches multiple sites without having to go to each one. It does it within the program so you don't even have to open a browser. I can't get it to work in WINE and there isn't a Linux version. Anyone know of a similar program for Linux?

    Also, I haven't found a music player I like as much as Jaangle or Media Monkey. Amarok is close but the interface isn't as customizable, or at least the method of doing so isn't as user friendly.
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    Re: Customizing new install

    For music try g-que or exaile. Exaile is very simple but G-que is very customiseable

    as for bit che: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=722441
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    Re: Customizing new install

    Quote Originally Posted by ubunterooster View Post
    For music try g-que or exaile. Exaile is very simple but G-que is very customiseable

    as for bit che: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=722441

    G-que is GREAT! Exactly what I was looking for. Still having problems getting Bit Che to install but I'll work on that in another thread. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Re: Customizing new install

    It took me a while to Figure out who "Rubicon" was, LOL. Anyway, glad you liked G-que. Do you have GIMP?
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    Re: Customizing new install

    Yes, but I don't do much photo editing. It is a good program though.
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