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joebutton64
March 5th, 2014, 10:20 PM
Just started using ubuntu more frequently and wanted to know what programs I should install to enhance my ubuntu experience?

monkeybrain20122
March 5th, 2014, 10:25 PM
synaptic

Jordan_Cameron
March 5th, 2014, 10:54 PM
I'll second synaptic.

Depending on your version of *buntu, if using Ubuntu with Unity I reckon MyUnity is a great app.
With the others I'm not too sure. With Kubuntu the only essential app I install first up is the restricted extras followed by firefox

ajgreeny
March 5th, 2014, 11:43 PM
It will be completely dependent on what you want to, or have to do using your computer.

Nevertheless I would go along with synaptic as the most necessary for me as it is the best package manager of all of them available for the ubuntu family of OSs.

Linuxratty
March 6th, 2014, 03:08 AM
Yeah,Ubuntu has this fancy software center,but i just like Synaptic.

ibjsb4
March 6th, 2014, 03:13 AM
restricted extras

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

ibjsb4
March 6th, 2014, 03:58 AM
artha
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/artha/

bleachbit
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/bleachbit/

gparted
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/gparted/

k3b
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/k3b/

nautilus-image-converter
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/nautilus-image-converter/

powertop
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/powertop/

googlubuntu
http://www.googlubuntu.com/

estamets
March 7th, 2014, 04:29 PM
My list is rather proprietary in nature.

Google Chrome (Always up to date flash)
VLC -It's like the swiss army knife of video players.
GColor2- If you're a theme tweaker, this is a given. If you want to change the terminal color, use this tool.

stalkingwolf
March 7th, 2014, 04:56 PM
gyache,
k3b,
devede,
gparted
and fwiw i install clamtk

Habitual
March 7th, 2014, 06:44 PM
coffee, in large quantities.

germanix
March 7th, 2014, 09:45 PM
I cannot live without gparted, synaptic, VLC player and Dropbox

mdrag13
March 9th, 2014, 02:30 PM
KeePassX (https://www.keepassx.org/)

endlessinstant
March 9th, 2014, 06:34 PM
Synaptic.

Yes I'm a GUI noob
It's Ubuntu stop judging me and go back to Arch

Dave_L
March 11th, 2014, 01:13 AM
emacs

jaspreet
March 11th, 2014, 02:18 AM
google-chrome
vlc player
Oracle's JDK (http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux)

CharlesA
March 11th, 2014, 03:24 AM
Synaptic and vim (or bluefish).

ibjsb4
March 11th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Vim ?

251041

nunecas123
March 12th, 2014, 03:53 PM
PlayStation emulator, GIMP and Ubuntu Restricted Extras.

david98
March 12th, 2014, 04:25 PM
For me it's synaptic, gparted, clamtk and almost goes without saying vlc player as it's the best media player out therein my opinion.

philinux
March 12th, 2014, 10:23 PM
VLC
xchat
synaptic
Restricted-extras
k3b
deluge

TheFu
March 23rd, 2014, 12:10 AM
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.

mattlach
March 24th, 2014, 07:09 PM
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.

mattlach
March 24th, 2014, 07:17 PM
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? :p

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.

PartisanEntity
March 25th, 2014, 10:01 AM
owncloud desktop client, conky, vlc, gparted, psensor

mamamia88
March 26th, 2014, 05:12 AM
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.

mattlach
March 26th, 2014, 05:52 PM
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.

gifford
March 29th, 2014, 10:49 PM
Synaptic
K3b
GKrellM System monitor
Htop
GParted

And for personal convenience
Google Chrome
Grive
Google Keep

andrew.46
March 30th, 2014, 01:21 AM
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...

deadflowr
March 30th, 2014, 10:27 PM
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.

Old_Grey_Wolf
March 31st, 2014, 12:57 AM
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.

mattlach
March 31st, 2014, 03:12 AM
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...

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking about. A way to do things without memorizing hotkeys would be nice as well, but that's really it.

slooksterpsv
March 31st, 2014, 03:43 AM
Every user must absolutely have Terminal some form of Terminal. That's the one program EVERYONE needs! =D Ok now to be more serious =D

Depends on the user and their needs:
Media Conversion - XCFA
Video Conversion - WinFF
Universal Media Player - VLC - definitely VLC everyone should have
Those are the 3 I can think of other than that, I use what works best for me.

SuperFreak
March 31st, 2014, 03:54 AM
WINE
Truecrypt
Shutter
XSane
Picassa

Not sure everyone needs these but I do , they are all useful

deadflowr
March 31st, 2014, 04:41 AM
Universal Media Player - VLC - definitely VLC everyone should have

I think you should have vlc on any system that can run it.
Be it linux, windows or whatever else out there.

It's as must have as air.

isaac6
April 1st, 2014, 08:00 AM
i say the best program is Clemintine

forcecore
April 1st, 2014, 01:07 PM
I think you should have vlc on any system that can run it.
Be it linux, windows or whatever else out there.

It's as must have as air.

I agree 100% when i install Ubuntu to someone then i install VLC too, most people want one player for everything.