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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    My base packages are:
    - acpid
    - openssh-server
    - iptables-persistent
    - aptitude
    - bash_completion
    - fail2ban
    - rsync
    - rdiff-backup
    - mlocate
    - logwatch
    - lshw
    - ntp
    - synaptic
    - lxde
    - xterm
    - fail2ban

    As you can see - there is a process.

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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    If you do a lot of work in console, I have come to really appreciate htop. I like it much more than the traditional top command.
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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    My base packages are:
    - acpid
    - openssh-server
    - iptables-persistent
    - aptitude
    - bash_completion
    - fail2ban
    - rsync
    - rdiff-backup
    - mlocate
    - logwatch
    - lshw
    - ntp
    - synaptic
    - lxde
    - xterm
    - fail2ban

    As you can see - there is a process.
    Fail2ban is important enough to do twice, huh?

    J/K, actually thnk you for this reminder. I've been meaning to set it up on my server for some time, but never got around to it.
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    NAS/ESXi: AMD FX-8350, 32GB RAM, 28TB

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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    owncloud desktop client, conky, vlc, gparted, psensor

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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    For a torrent client i suggest qbittorrent. It is theclosest to perfect torrent client so far that i've been able to find. If you listen to a bunch of podcasts gpodder is by far the best application for that. Minitube is a great desktop app for watching youtube videos without having to use flash or watch the ads. youtube-dl is a simple to use cli app that will download a youtube video for you. Makemkv is a great tool to rip a dvd to your harddrive in the exact same quality as the dvd itself.
    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: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    For a torrent client i suggest qbittorrent. It is theclosest to perfect torrent client so far that i've been able to find.
    I've never tried that one. Will have to check it out. Personally I do all my totrenting via ssh to my Ubuntu server, and thus it is all in the terminal. For this rtorrent is damned near perfect (once you remember all the key combinations)

    This way the server saves my files straight to my NAS and I can shut down my desktop.
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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    Synaptic
    K3b
    GKrellM System monitor
    Htop
    GParted

    And for personal convenience
    Google Chrome
    Grive
    Google Keep

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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattlach View Post
    Personally I do all my totrenting via ssh to my Ubuntu server, and thus it is all in the terminal. For this rtorrent is damned near perfect (once you remember all the key combinations)
    As a fellow rtorrent user I was curious about the reservation 'near' perfect. What is missing for you? For me it is up to date documentation but rtorrent is not alone with this of course...
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    Outside the usual packages like synaptic and blah blah blah, install ppa-purge.

    At least once, you might decide to try a ppa for something.
    Chances are good that that something will cause issues.
    ppa-purge will undo those issues, and revert the system back to the way it was before the added troublesome ppa.
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    Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    Everyone has their individual needs; however, I like grsync and conky. I want to have my system backed up; therefore, I install and configure grsync. I also like to see my computer's temperatures, cpu usage, memory usage, used/available disk space, and running processes; therefore, I install and configure conky.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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