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    What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    The first thing I do after updating a new install is get the applications I really 'need' to complete the install.

    Unless already installed by default, I make sure to install the following...

    AWN
    Cairo Dock (If AWN is not available)
    Docky (If AWN and Cairo Dock are not available)
    Rar/Unrar
    7Zip
    gThumb
    GIMP
    Firefox
    Google Chrome
    Qbittorrent
    Gnomebaker
    VLC
    SMplayer
    Openshot
    PiTiVi (If Openshot is not available)
    DeaDBeeF
    Clementine
    Soundconverter
    EasyTag
    Audacity
    LibreOffice
    Abiword (If LibreOffice is not available)
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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    Coincidentally, The Register answers that question today:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11...u_must_instal/

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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    That depends on the installed distro and environment. Kubuntu is pretty complete but I always install Firefox and Thunderbird. Ubuntu already includes those.

    One application from outside the repos I always install is OpenTTD. It's also in the repos but that version is always outdated.
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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    Fresh install of ubuntu 12.04, first thing I did was to install;

    Octave
    Texworks
    Wine
    skype

    and chromium - recently switched to firefox.

    Thats it

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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    The apps that I use a lot would be the following:
    Google Chrome browser
    Kdenlive (from sunab's PPA since repo is outdated)
    Audacity
    LXTerminal (more lightweight then gnome-terminal)
    Pavucontrol (finite control of pulseaudio)
    DeVeDe
    Medibuntu repos for latest ffmpeg and libraries
    VLC
    Kino
    GIMP
    Picasa
    Skype
    GNUCash
    Filezilla
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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    Im pretty happy with most of the Kubuntu defaults but Chromium, VLC (not that Dragon player is bad, but I like keeping VLC around) and the various games I own or enjoy.
    I tend to keep Skype around, even though I don't use it very much.

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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    Moved to Recurring.

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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    I do not have to install any applications. It is a subjective statement.
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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    The absolute very first thing that I have to install before anything else is Yakuake (Guake for Gnome / Unity users). After that it's a matter of just adding in the other applications that I like.

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    Re: What Applications do you HAVE to have after a fresh Linux install?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cope57 View Post
    I do not have to install any applications. It is a subjective statement.

    Thank god for your input.

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