As an Ubuntu Advocate every person whom i recommend ubuntu as best and free operating system for their system, they always ask me one simple question what are the basic things i need to install on my Ubuntu system, so in this blog post i will try to suggest few application that every user must have on there system.
As i said these are basic application according to me, its on you which application you want to install in your system.
After installation of latest operating system, we also need to update for the newest patch and fix for system. open the terminal and enter following command.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
vi is default installed in most of linux distro, vim is improved version and most popular text editor.
sudo apt-get install vim vim-common -y
The first “Feature” that attracted me to Ubuntu was the multiple workspaces thing, I know, it’s kind of silly but workspaces are still very important to me.
in Ubuntu 13.04 the workspace is disabled, but you can enable by going System settings>appearance (Behaviour tab) Tick on enable workspace.
Already Explain Every Think about Everpad Here.
Every User require basic image editing software and Gimp is One of The Best Image Editing software more info on gimp read my previous post.
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras
Ubuntu Restricted Extra
This will enable your system to play popular file formats like mp3, avi videos etc.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras -y
Medibuntu is a packaging project dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Ubuntu for various reasons, related to geographical variations in legislation regarding intellectual property, security and other issues, some examples of packages included in Medibuntu we find libdvdcss package from VideoLAN, FFMpeg codecs not supported in multiverse, and the external binary codecs package (commonly known as w32codecs) used by MPlayer and xine.
To play encrypted DVDs, install libdvdcss2
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 -y && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./install-css.sh
sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins -y
Google Chrome Stable
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable -y
CPU/Memory Indicator Applet
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
Archive management application will help up you to open most of archive type files.
sudo apt-get install unace unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller -y
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
“Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.”
sudo apt-get install wine winetricks -y
Free and opensource cross platform multimedia application that can play almost any multimedia file.
sudo apt-get install vlc -y
Well there is two options available for Java for common users they can install Openjdk it’s open source java version, i don’t know why but there are some issue for development android apps and complicated Java app in Openjdk, for Android app development you need to install oracle JDK.
To install OpenJDK use following command.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk -y
And the following command for Oracle JDK
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
Only one and the best ftp client.
sudo apt-get install filezilla
If you like to install and use multiple OS on single system, virtualbox is the best free and opensource application.
sudo -vecho “deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.2 -y
For Linux users Openshot is widely used free and opensource video editor.
sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc -y