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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    I probably could, too. My only point was that wishlists alone are irrelevant unless you also suggest what should be removed to accommodate the added packages.

    Sort of like budgeting, only we don't get to borrow additional CD space from China.
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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by santosh83 View Post
    VLC player
    Chrome or Chromium (in addition to Firefox)
    Calibre (latest version with a script to update it from the upstream site rather than from the repository, since it changes very rapidly)
    WINE (with a friendly front-end like PlayOnLinux)
    GIMP

    I think you summed it up real nice there. Those are what I install upon a new install.
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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
    I probably could, too. My only point was that wishlists alone are irrelevant unless you also suggest what should be removed to accommodate the added packages.

    Sort of like budgeting, only we don't get to borrow additional CD space from China.
    Err maybe I'm overlooking something really obvious here, but since the official Ubuntu download ISOs are already above CD size at ~760Mb, and need to be burned onto a DVD anyway, is it really that pressing now to be shaving off a few Mb here and there?

    I don't mean to suggest that it go up to maximum DVD size but something like 1Gb shouldn't really make a difference to those already downloading 700Mb. And a lot can be included in those extra 300Mb.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Tbh, any system that's capable of running Ubuntu is going to have a DVD drive.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Slackware is 2.3gb, Sabayon is 2.1gb, etc.
    I really think Ubuntu could be bigger and include more software.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    From my post-install install list:

    - Tint2 panel
    - HTOP
    -gscan2pdf
    -gnome-system-tools. This brings back the superior (IMO) users and groups app.
    -system-config-printer. Superior to current printer management app IMO.
    -Synaptic
    -Gdebi
    -gnome-tweak-tool

    Some of the 'alternative' *buntu distros include some of these by default.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    From my post-install install list:

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    -Synaptic

    ...
    Oh Synaptic isn't installed by default on modern Ubuntu release is it? To me it's irreplaceable. Software Centre often makes me want to go live in a cave!

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by santosh83 View Post
    Oh Synaptic isn't installed by default on modern Ubuntu release is it? To me it's irreplaceable. Software Centre often makes me want to go live in a cave!
    Synaptic is not installed by default AFAIK. Software Center might have an advantage for new users, though. It gives a better picture of the function of a package to someone who barely knows what a package it. They both have their advantages & disadvantages.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    Unity.

    Seriously, I could probably come up with a ton of stuff that isn't as deserving as Gimp.
    LOL. I hated Unity at first, but it's startin to grow on me. I just don't like how you can't customize it. I also think it's hilarious that a project called Unity had the effect of splitting the community.

    In answer to the OPs question

    - apt-fast
    - chrome
    - Guake (Whoever made this is a genius)
    - Ubuntu Tweak
    - VLC
    - Wine
    - KolourPaint

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Don't really care as I always get updated versions through ppa or compile them myself for software that I use often (especially multimedia stuffs as the repo versions tend to be pathetically out of date).

    Many people say vlc, well vlc's strongest selling point is the bundled codecs, if it comes with Ubuntu's default installation the codecs will be stripped and it will be just another mediaplayer and frankly not as good as mplayer + Smplayer IMO (It has its own codecs not through medibuntu or the restricted extras) If that happens my first thing to do would be to replace it with an uncrippled version from videolan's ppa.

    But some system managing tools would be good to come with the default as they don't need upgrading very much and don't take up a lot of space:

    gdebi

    synaptic

    dconf-tools

    ccsm

    gnome-tweak-tools("advanced settings")

    gnome-system-tools (for managing user and groups)

    openvpn plugin for network manager
    Last edited by monkeybrain2012; January 31st, 2013 at 08:13 PM.

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