What do you install in your Ubuntu?

I’ve been keeping lists for a few years of the applications that I install every time I do a fresh install of Ubuntu. I recently made a new list for Ubuntu 11.10

  • Cheese
  • Chromium Web Browser
  • CompizConfig Settings Manager
  • Dropbox
  • EasyTAG
  • Enable Commercial DVD Playback
  • FileZilla
  • Geany
  • Opera Web Browser
  • RapidSVN
  • Spotify
  • The GIMP
  • Ubuntu Restricted Extras
  • VLC
  • Wakoopa

The applications that I install haven’t changed a whole lot over the years, but it leaves me wondering what applications make the cut for others!


7 thoughts on “What do you install in your Ubuntu?”

  1. Firefox 8.0 Firefox 8.0 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0

    You post has good timing! Shortly after my upgrade to 11.10 my Linux box crashed hardcore. I’m still sorting out the root cause but I was just thinking about getting a list similar to this one together so I’m not scrambling after each install to get things how I like them.

    I was going to post about a similar topic on my blog about my list of Dev tools that I install on my dev machines. Do you already have a post like that around here somewhere? If so can you send me a link? If not, I’ll let you know when I get mine together.

    1. Opera Next 12.00 Opera Next 12.00 Mac OS X  10.7.0 Mac OS X 10.7.0
      Opera/9.80 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7.0; U; Edition Next; en) Presto/2.10.229 Version/12.00

      I don’t think I’ve ever put together a list like that before, but it would sure be handy! Looking forward to the post!

  2. Opera 11.62 Opera 11.62 GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.10.229 Version/11.62

    Although I tried to get used to the Unity way of implementing the global menu for over half a year, I have to definitively conclude that Ubuntu’s implementation isn’t very good and everything related to it can go on an uninstall list, even on my netbook.

    1) If the menu and your indicators overlap, strange things ensue. Whether you approach from the left or right makes no difference and this results in parts of the menu being invisible and the indicators being inaccessible.

    2) It’s always hidden by default. I hate that. I want it to be always visible, unless there’s overlap with the indicators. Using it for all this time hasn’t changed that want one bit.

    Also, to my install list I’d add such basics as Synaptic and GDebi. I hadn’t noticed their absence on my older, updated Ubuntu.

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