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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.
    The gnome games should be removed. Does anyone actually play them?
    Last edited by monkeybrain2012; January 31st, 2013 at 08:20 PM.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    GIMP, Filezilla, Chrome, Back In Time

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
    You all do realize that compressing an entire distribution onto a single CD requires making a lot of painful decisions, right? So if you are going to create a wishlist of packages to include, I challenge you to identify the packages that you think should be removed in their stead. The gimp and gimp-data packages total about 6 MB in size. What would you remove to get that 6 MB?

    Considering the Ubuntu distro as it sits is no longer a standard CD size, 700mb, and is now 768MB, I think its safe to say we are not limited by space. I think everyone should be free to traverse ideas up to a full 4.7GB dvd.

    Windows and OSX use a DVD size.

    Have an Ubuntu full install on a dvd, and a minimal live cd, just like OpenSuse.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    santosh83 and collisionystm made a good point. We're no longer limited to CD size, so go ahead and dream big.
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    Personally I don't think the system should come with anything but a DE,browser, and software center. Isn't that the whole point in having a software center being to make installing software as simple as one click? I say give people the catalog and let them order what they want. Oh and definitely include an archive manager of some sort but besides that let people install what they want themselves. Or include the software on the disk but have people place a checkmark in a box during install for popular software that they may want but don't go installing it on peoples system if they don't want it.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    Personally I don't think the system should come with anything but a DE,browser, and software center. Isn't that the whole point in having a software center being to make installing software as simple as one click? I say give people the catalog and let them order what they want. Oh and definitely include an archive manager of some sort but besides that let people install what they want themselves. Or include the software on the disk but have people place a checkmark in a box during install for popular software that they may want but don't go installing it on peoples system if they don't want it.
    That would actually seems like a great idea. Not everyone has fast unlimited internet to download umpteen apps. To use a car analogy, install the 'body, engine and power train', then offer a choice. Either select a 'bundle' sort of like a automotive 'trim package' or select alacarte components and accessories. The risk with offering alacarte only is that new users would be overwhelmed. I wonder if that would be viable.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    That would actually seems like a great idea. Not everyone has fast unlimited internet to download umpteen apps. To use a car analogy, install the 'body, engine and power train', then offer a choice. Either select a 'bundle' sort of like a automotive 'trim package' or select alacarte components and accessories. The risk with offering alacarte only is that new users would be overwhelmed. I wonder if that would be viable.
    don't really see why it wouldn't be viable. it doesn't even have to be that complicated just make a list of popular software and let the user check a box what to install. they could even include the software on the disc so no internet connection is required. checking the box for a particular piece of software would be just like entering an unlock code for on disc dlc in a videogame. i don't see why a distro can't be easy but also offer choice at the same time. and why would new users be overwhelmed. it's like going to mcdonalds and them asking if you want fries and a coke with your burger. just give a list with a short accurate description of a piece of software and a screenshot and let the user decide whether or not to install it on the final system.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    Personally I don't think the system should come with anything but a DE,browser, and software center. Isn't that the whole point in having a software center being to make installing software as simple as one click? I say give people the catalog and let them order what they want. Oh and definitely include an archive manager of some sort but besides that let people install what they want themselves. Or include the software on the disk but have people place a checkmark in a box during install for popular software that they may want but don't go installing it on peoples system if they don't want it.
    I second (or third) that this is an excellent idea. I would want to see, however, some system maintaining and configuring tools (gnome-tweak-tools, dconf-tools, ccsm, gnome-system-tools) installed by default because users may not know of their existence. Other than that a checklist of familiar user software during install or a catalogue after install should be good enough.

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    lets see

    ubuntu tweak
    GNOME ALSA Mixer
    GNOME Partician Editer

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    Re: Apps that should come installed with Ubuntu

    Compression libs for rar and 7zip. Everytime i do a clean install, i forget to install them, until i right click compress as rar/7zip and the dialog just sets there with progress bar...
    I think to myself "WHY is this taking so long?!" and then it dawns on me... i forgot to install the utilities.
    Seriously, why is it even an option if i haven't installed them yet.
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