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    Download suggestions for a newbie?

    Hey everyone, I'm new to ubuntu, after some reading on the internet I decided to install 12.10 through wubi so I can go back to windows if necessary. I was wondering if anyone had any popular suggestions for programs and packages to download, as well as repos to add. Thanks in advance,
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    Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    Quote Originally Posted by thorton077 View Post
    Hey everyone, I'm new to ubuntu, after some reading on the internet I decided to install 12.10 through wubi so I can go back to windows if necessary. I was wondering if anyone had any popular suggestions for programs and packages to download, as well as repos to add. Thanks in advance,
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    Hello and welcome to the forums. The first place i would suggest is to check out the software center, if you don't see what you want use the search feature, lots of apps. there.

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    Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    Spent some time surfing OMG Ubuntu they review the latest apps.

    i.e http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/12/t...u-apps-of-2012

    Enjoy
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    You can find additional themes, icons, conky, and more at the link.http://gnome-look.org/?xsection=home
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    Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    What are you going to do with your new ubuntu; multimedia, video, music, office work, accounts, programming?

    Decide that and there will be lots of suggestions, I'm sure.
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    Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    also google "10 things to do after installing ubuntu 12.10" lots of good ideas come up

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    Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    also google "10 things to do after installing ubuntu 12.10" lots of good ideas come up
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    For office stuff - LibreOffice
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    Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    You install what you need, not what others install and you don't need

    One thing I would unistall / disable is the Amazon search.
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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    Re: Download suggestions for a newbie?

    Quote Originally Posted by thorton077 View Post
    Hey everyone, I'm new to ubuntu, after some reading on the internet I decided to install 12.10 through wubi so I can go back to windows if necessary. I was wondering if anyone had any popular suggestions for programs and packages to download, as well as repos to add. Thanks in advance,
    Thomas
    at the following link you'll find a list of Linux software equivalent to the Windows one:
    http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software

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