Things You Want To Do After Install Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Part 1

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx has been released since April 2010. In my opinion i like Ubuntu the best, and more since it released this 10.04 version. There are couple things you need to do after you fresh install Ubuntu. There are lot of free software you can grab from the repository.

For Graphic Apps:
* The GIMP – free software replacement for Adobe Photoshop
* F-Spot – full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop
* Google Picasa – application for organizing and editing digital photos

For Internet:
* Firefox (already have on default)
* Opera
* Google Chrome
* Flash Player 10
* FileZilla – multithreaded FTP client
* Thunderbird – email and news client
* Evolution – combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions
* aMule – P2P file sharing application
* Transmission BitTorrent Client – Bittorrent client
* Vuze – Java Bittorrent client
* Empathy IM Client – multi-platform instant messaging client
* Skype
* Google Earth
* Xchat IRC – IRC client

For Office:
* OpenOffice Writer – replacement for Microsoft Word
* OpenOffice Calc – replacement for Microsoft Excel
* Adobe Reader
* GnuCash – double-entry book-keeping personal finance system, similar to Quicken
* Scribus – open source desktop publishing (DTP) application

Sound & Video:
* Amarok – audio player
* Audacity – free, open source, cross platform digital audio editor
* Banshee – audio player, can encode/decode various formats and synchronize music with Apple iPods
* MPlayer – media player (video/audio), supports WMA
* Rhythmbox Music Player – audio player, similar to Apple’s iTunes, with support for iPods
* gtkPod – software similar to Apple’s iTunes, supports iPod, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod photo, and iPod mini
* dvd::rip – full featured DVD copy program
* Kino – free digital video editor
* Sound Juicer CD Extractor – CD ripping tool, supports various audio codecs
* VLC Media Player – media player (video/audio)
* RealPlayer – media player
* Xine – media player, supports various formats; can play DVDs
* Brasero – CD/DVD burning program
* Multimedia Codecs

* KompoZer – WYSIWYG HTML editor, similar to Macromedia Dreamweaver, but not as feature-rich (yet)
* Bluefish – text editor, suitable for many programming and markup languages
* Quanta Plus – web development environment, including a WYSIWYG editor
* Gedit – Gnome text editor, but you can install many plugins to support many programming language. You can refer to my blog post here.
* Apache, MySQL, PHP, and PHPMyAdmin – For developer use to testing environment
* Ssh server and Ssh Client

* VirtualBox OSE – lets you run your old Windows desktop as a virtual machine under your Linux desktop, so you don’t have to entirely abandon Windows
* TrueType fonts
* Java
* Read-/Write support for NTFS partitions

Lots of our desired applications are available in the Ubuntu repositories, and some of these applications have been contributed by the Ubuntu community.

edited: Remove XMMS, since it is not supported by ubuntu anymore.

Next post: Things You Want To Do After Install Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Part 2


  1. Mrrabbit420 says:

    can you copy it to an iso for offline multiple pc setup

  2. isogashii says:

    Thank you for the great list,
    did you check SMplayer?

  3. Thanks for this great info, I was exactly looking for this website and finally find it.

  4. No-One says:

    Things to do after installing it – Uninstall it……. If there's no way to get the slow video sorted.

  5. Chester says:

    Hello Ivan,

    Nice web site.. Very helpful. Does the post "Things You Want To Do After Install Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop" apply to the new version 10.10 as well?

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