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December 21st, 2009, 10:48 PM
Hi everyone,

Seeing that I've reinstalled Ubuntu a lot, because I fiddled with it so much that eventually the whole system crashes :P. I made a list for Eyecandy and usefull stuff.

It's advised to install the programs you want with:
System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers

For the ones who have no sound. It's probably caused by Software Modem in the Hardware Drivers, disable and you have sound again.

Eye Candy:

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Compiz Settings Manager
Known for the Cube and Wobbly Windows, it let's you edit the way you interact with Ubuntu.
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Cairo-Dock (GLX)
The best eyecandy (mac)dock-bar Ubuntu has to offer. Other choises are AVN, and Gnome DO.
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Background changer.
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Inserting a clock on your desktop, or a weather notifier, or CPU usage etc.
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Usefull Stuff:

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Automount your hard drives / partitions.

When installed, press "Alt + F2"

sudo pysdm Follow instructions and the hard drives will be mounted everytime you log in.
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OS-Emulator for those programs that only runs on Windows.
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Ubuntu Tweak
Tweak Ubuntu, compact Installation Manager for eycandy and such.

How to Install
The package is suitable under Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty and Karmic.
Visit to this link to download the latest package and source code
Old version of Ubuntu Tweak is available here:

How to add the source of Ubuntu Tweak

open your terminal ( Applications -> Accesoires -> Terminal ), first import the key:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com FE85409EEAB40ECCB65740816AF0E1940624A220 type the command to run gedit(or other editor in your opinion) to modify the sources.list:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list And put the two line into it(If you are using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy or early) :

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu hardy main Or Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main Or Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main Or Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu karmic main Then update the source and install or upgrade Ubuntu Tweak:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak if you have installed, just type:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Installation Manager:
- Codecs
- Google Earth

How to Install

Select System >> Administration >> Software sources

Select Third-party software tab and click the add… button at the bottom.

Release name - Version - DISTRONAME
Ultimate Edition - 2.5 - karmic
Ultimate Edition - 2.4 - karmic
Ultimate Edition - 2.3 - jaunty
Ultimate Edition - 2.2 - jaunty
Ultimate Edition - 2.1 - intrepid
Ultimate Edition - 2.0 - intrepid
Ubuntu - 9.10 - karmic
Ubuntu - 9.04 - jaunty
Ubuntu - 8.10 - intrepid
Ubuntu - 8.04 - hardy
Ubuntu - 7.10 - gutsy
Ubuntu - 7.04 - edgy

deb http://repoubuntusoftware.info (http://repoubuntusoftware.info/) DISTRONAME all#Ultimate Edition Repository Replacing DISTRONAME with your distro based on the table above.
For example using Ultimate Edition 2.2 or 2.3 would be:

deb http://repoubuntusoftware.info (http://repoubuntusoftware.info/) jaunty all#Ultimate Edition Repository________________________________________ _______________________________________

VoIP and Chat
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Printer scanning utilty.
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aMSN - emesene - Pidgin
MSN based chatting programs.
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Wine 1.2
Play Windows Games on Ubuntu. And install Windows or Mac based programs like iTunes, Microsoft Office etc.


1. Try to install as much as possible with Synaptic Package Manager. Especially for games, it's the safest way to avoid errors or crashes.

2. Ubuntu Tweak is a great program for the beginning users!

3. Ask YouTube if you don't know how to use a program. There are a huge amounts of video-based tutorials.

4. Feel free to post more usefull programs!

5. Compiz Settings Manager has way more to offer then you think, explore it.

6. Try to limit your Screenlets, as they can slow your pc/mac/laptop/notebook down.

7. OpenOffice is a good replacement for Mircosoft Office, you can expand it using Synaptic Package Manager, also you can download it on the OpenOffice site.


December 22nd, 2009, 11:44 PM
Well did some final editing, and used this thread when I re´nstalled Ubuntu. If there any comments, I'd be glad to hear them.