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Showing posts with label ubuntu software list. Show all posts
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Software Scripts

Software Scripts

Ubuntu Software Scripts are simple to use for automating the the installation of software addons and plugins. I use a number of the scripts below to configure addons for Gimp that open up a whole new world of functionality within Gimp.

Also check out the LibreOffice scripts to make sure you get the full range of functionality from your office software. If you know of some scripts I have overlooked please contact me with links to your favorite scripts.

Easy Ubuntu scripts (Collection)

Collection Of Gimp Scripts

Tried and true Nginx init script.

Groovy Uno Office Scripts

TuxLite scripts

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Useful Copy/Paste Repos List for Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10

Repositories store Ubuntu software packages & libraries online. Here's a guide to them, to using access keys, and my own repository list for you to copy & paste.
When you need some package - maybe a library, an application, whatever - just type in the name, it downloads and installs, together with whatever dependent files are required. Hey, it'll even warn you if there's a conflict with other software.
.. so this is a great, safe system.

There are three ways to add extra repositories:-
  • using System > Administration > Synaptic > Settings > Repositories
  • by entering command line directives to the repositories file
  • by editing directly that file, /etc/apt/sources.list
We'll do the latter. In each case, you need a key to use the repo, so we'll get that too.

Ubuntu's Official Repository Guides

Worth a read:-

About My Repository List

Essentially, this list opens up new package choices from Ubuntu Karmic's universe, multiverse, backport and Canonical’s partner sources, as well as adding repositories from some of the most useful vendors. Some you may not want to bother with. I've included a line about what some of these things are for, and linked to where you can find out more.
Fact is, some repos are safer than others. Any doubt, Google it. Nonetheless, my choices are are widely recognized as being safe. For sure I've had no problems and wouldn't recommend what I don't use. Then again, use them at your own risk.
For noobs out there, let me be specific, you are not downloading anything here, except the key to each repository you want to query and, when you update your records at the end of this exercise, the details of what packages are available from those repos (from which, if you like, you can download applications thereafter.)

How to Import Repository Keys

Before you can see what's available in a repo, you have to unlock the resource. So, 10 repos? .. that's 10 keys. Let's get them. Look at the layout of my sources.list file. A typical entry reads:-
1.# Ubuntu Tweak
2.# Must-have Ubuntu configuration tool ..
3.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6AF0E1940624A220
Note the line that begins # sudo apt-key adv. There is your repository-specific key-request command. So, minus the commenting-out #, for each repo you want, paste just that line into your Terminal, like this, hit return and it'll download, unlocking the repo:-
1.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6AF0E1940624A220
.. You can paste a bunch of them in one go, too, pasting something like this:-
1.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6AF0E1940624A220
2.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 89GS8GS
3.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver VSZD7800VZSV788
For each, you'll receive back a message saying the key has been imported.

Editing the /etc/apt/sources.list File

Open and edit your repository file:-
1.gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
.. delete its content, or copy that to somewhere else for now if you prefer, (then bin it in a moment anyway.)
Now paste your edited version of my list or, if you like, just copy the lot:-
002.# Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Repositories, from the_guv @
006.# Ubuntu Karmic
009.deb karmic main restricted multiverse universe
010.deb-src karmic main restricted multiverse universe
011.deb karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
012.deb-src karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
013.deb karmic-updates main restricted multiverse universe
014.deb-src karmic-updates main restricted multiverse universe
015.deb karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse
016.deb-src karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse
017.deb karmic-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
018.deb-src karmic-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
021.# Canonical Commercial
025.deb-src karmic partner
026.deb karmic-backports partner
027.deb-src karmic-backports partner
028.deb karmic-updates partner
029.deb-src karmic-updates partner
030.deb karmic-security partner
031.deb-src karmic-security partner
032.deb karmic-proposed partner
033.deb-src karmic-proposed partner
036.# System Tools
039.# Ubuntu Tweak
040.# Must-have Ubuntu configuration tool ..
041.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6AF0E1940624A220
046.# Productivity
049.# Gnome-do
050.# Mac-like desktop apps dock for improved productivity ..
051.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 28A8205077558DD0
054.# Gnome-Globalmenu
055.# OS X-style global menu  ..
056.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 7889D725DA6DEEAA
059.# Nautilus-dropbox
060.# File syncing online & across machines, with 2Gb space for free ..
064.# Computer Graphics & Themes
067.# Compiz-Fusion
068.# Improved usability with jazzed up graphics ..
069.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2ED6BB6042C24D89
072.# Gnome Icon Theme
074.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2D79F61BE8D31A30
078.# Project Bisigi Themes
079.# Strikingly beautiful Gnome themes ..
080.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6E871C4A881574DE
085.# Web browsers
088.# Chromium Browser
089.# Open-source Webkit browser, for testing Safari and Chrome ..
090.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 5A9BF3BB4E5E17B5
093.# Epihany
094.# Another Webkit browser, for testing Safari and Chrome ..
095.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2D9A3C5B
099.# Firefox
100.# Gecko browser
101.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 632D16BB0C713DA6
103.# This gets latest beta .. for addon conpatability, add bolean to about:config: extensions.checkCompatibility
104.# sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 247510BE
106.# deb stable non-free
108.# Opera
109.# Presto browser
110.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 033431536A423791
111.deb stable non-free
114.# Communication
117.# Pidgin
118.# Multi-client instant messenger ..
119.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 7FB8BEE0A1F196A8
123.# Media
126.# Medibuntu
127.# Multimedia, entertainment and other distractions ..
128.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2EBC26B60C5A2783
129.deb karmic free non-free
130.deb-src karmic free non-free
132.# VLC Player
133.# Media player, well decked with codecs ..
134.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver D739676F7613768D
138.# Extend with Web Development Packages Tools
141.# Drizzle
142.# Modular relational db optimised for Cloud and Net apps, a MySQL fork ..
147.# Graphics Tools
150.# Shutter
151.# Feature-rich screenshot program ..
152.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 009ED615
157.# Windows/OS Emulators, Translators, Virtualizers, all that
160.# PlayOnLinux
161.# Run Windows wares and games ..
162.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver FC6D7D9D009ED615
163.deb karmic main
165.# Setup a Virtual OS with Virtualbox (sure beats a dual-boot!)
166.# Virtualization software for guest OSes ..
167.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver DCF9F87B6DFBCBAE
170.# Wine
171.# Run Windows apps ..
172.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 58403026387EE263
176.# Package Management
179.# Subversion
180.# Software versioning ..
181.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6298AD34413576CB
186.# Other Applications
189.# Google
190.# Picassa, Google Desktop and maybe other stuff .. er, google it!
191.# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver A040830F7FAC5991
Save the file.

Updating the Repository Records

1.sudo aptitude update
There will be a bunch of errors because you've not secured the keys for these places.
If you are pushed for time and just want my list in its totality (or even if you don't but don't mind having the odd irrelevant key hanging about in your records), paste this into the terminal as one batch, to save some fiddling about:-
01.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver DCF9F87B6DFBCBAE
02.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6AF0E1940624A220
03.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2EBC26B60C5A2783
04.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 28A8205077558DD0
05.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2ED6BB6042C24D89
06.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2D79F61BE8D31A30
07.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6E871C4A881574DE
08.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 5A9BF3BB4E5E17B5
09.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 991E6CF92D9A3C5B
10.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver EF4186FE247510BE
11.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 7FB8BEE0A1F196A8
12.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver D739676F7613768D
13.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 4FEC45DD06899068
14.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver FC6D7D9D009ED615
15.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 6298AD34413576CB
Now you've unlocked the resource, don't forget to update:-
1.sudo aptitude update

Still Getting Errors?

Maybe you're getting an error or three, reading something like:-
1.W: GPG error: karmic Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 4FEC45DD06899068
2.W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
The reason you're getting that, is because you haven't imported the key, for whatever reason, but basically because you have been a thoroughly disorganized chap ;) Or is that me?
Of the error message: that last line - 'You may want to run' - ignore it.
Of the first line: there's a hexidecimal number, in this case '4FEC45DD06899068'.
Remember our key-request command?:-
1.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver SV9D6SVD97967VSD
OK, swap that number on the end for the one in the error message, for each of the error messages, inputting them as before in the Terminal or, for this error:-
1.sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 4FEC45DD06899068
Then have another go:-
1.sudo aptitude update
Next, in Part 9 - Safe-Upgrade 9.10 System & Packages, we'll see the true power of this repository file when we upgrade our core system and packages, before we start having fun adding our favorite wares for work and play.

A whole bunch of ubuntu software

I hope you enjoy the list of ubuntu software I have compiled.

Import the necessary repositories keys to avoid “apt-get” crying about some missing keys, go to the terminal and type:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2EBC26B60C5A2783 0DA7581859566E92 D739676F7613768D 43BB102C405A15CB 6AF0E1940624A220 2ED6BB6042C24D89 632D16BB0C713DA6 A6DCF7707EBC211F F9A2F76A9D1A0061 5A9BF3BB4E5E17B5 A040830F7FAC5991 FA3A1271 7FB8BEE0A1F196A8 0CC1223EE2314809 7889D725DA6DEEAA 28A8205077558DD0 2D79F61BE8D31A30 6E871C4A881574DE 66D5C734F6EFB904 DCF9F87B6DFBCBAE 2A8E3034D018A4CE F0876AC9 978228591BD3A65C 6298AD34413576CB FC6D7D9D009ED615 4FEC45DD06899068 2A423FD95416E75D

Get your system up to date with :

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Now all your programs will run on the last version.

2 – Anti-Virus

Windows equivalent : AVG AntiVirus, NAV, TrendMicro, F-Prot, Kaspersky, …

Ubuntu equivalent : ClamAV, Avast


sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk

Access it through System Tools  → Virus Scanner .


wget ... on_1.3.0-2_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

Access it through Accessories → avast! Antivirus .

3 – Essential tools for compiling from sources

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall cdbs devscripts dh-make fakeroot libxml-parser-perl check avahi-daemon

4 – Java runtime environment

Java is a very important thing to install, now that many programs like Azureus need it to run. So type:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin equivs

5 – Ubuntu Control Panel

Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak allows you to tweak your system settings, all in one place. You can install new applications, customize your desktop settings, configure your startup applications, changing the system filetype association and many more tweaks in this single application.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Then access it through Applications → System Tools → Ubuntu Tweak

App Runner

App Runner is a small open source utility that makes it very easy to run any type of program/executable/script on any distro/OS that uses the nautilus file manager: Debian/Ubuntu/Super OS/Fedora/etc

wget && sudo dpkg -i App_Runner_0.2.deb

Then right-click the file -> Scripts -> Run This App or Run This App (root)

6 – Multimedia

Windows equivalent : windows media player, real player, vlc, mplayer

Ubuntu equivalent : vlc, mplayer, helix player

To have Ubuntu playing all kinds of stuff, you need to install many codecs. So on the Terminal, type:

* Installing vlc and mplayer (plays almost everything):

sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer

* Common packs

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert mozilla-helix-player helix-player libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev

* Gstreammer 0.10

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-schroedinger gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse totem-gstreamer

* More programs

sudo apt-get install gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras

* Enable dvd support

sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./

* Flash

sudo apt-get install gsfonts gsfonts-x11 flashplugin-nonfree

7. Tweak your eyecandy

Ubuntu 9.04 comes with compiz fusion effects OOTB but doesn’t offer a way to customize them.

In a terminal copy/paste this:

sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm

Now navigate to System → Preferences → Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager .

8 – Missing Windows software?? Run Windows softwares in Linux!!!

Run Windows Applications such as 7zip, Google Sketchup, AutoCAD, Dreamwaver, Flash MX, Fireworks MX, IE6, IE7, Safari, Itunes, Windows Media Player and many more…

Play Windows Games in Linux like Age Of Empires, Call Of Duty, Diablo, Fear, Fallout, Far Cry, Grand Theft Auto, Half Life, Halo, Hitman, Max Payne, Need For Speed, Prince Of Persia, Sim City Star Wars, The Simsworld of warcraft , Tomb Raider, Warcraft, World Of Warcraft, Counterstrike and many other can be played.

Install Playonlinux. It’s based on wine. Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs in Linux.

sudo apt-get install wine playonlinux

9 – Clipboard Management

By Default in ubuntu when u copy something from an application and closes the application u will not be able to access it from the clipboard. And also when u copy severals text in serial u only have the last on available to you in the clipboard. To solve that install either of the following but Glipper is better because it supports plugins.


sudo apt-get install glipper

Then right click ur panel → Add to Panel then drag Clipboard Manager to ur panel


sudo apt-get install parcellite

10 – Archiver/ Packing software

Windows equivalent : winrar, zip, 7zip

Ubuntu equivalent : tar, unrar, p7zip, arj, unace

It’s bad when you don’t have Internet on your computer/notebook, but you have to pack/unpack something but the file format isn’t recognized by the system. To prevent from this bad situation, you can install a bunch of packing software by typing this on the terminal:

sudo apt-get install unace rar unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils aish uudeview mpack lha arj cabextract file-roller

11 – Graphical web browser

Windows equivalent : Internet explorer, firefox, opera

Ubuntu equivalent : Firefox, opera, chromium


sudo apt-get install opera

Firefox (installed by default intrepid)

sudo apt-get install firefox

Chromium (open source equivalent of Google Chrome)

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

12 – Download Manager

Windows equivalent : Free download manager

Ubuntu equivalent : Multiget

MultiGet is a http/ftp downloader with a nice GUI for linux desktop users. It can run on almost all desktops without any configuration. It has many powerful functions comparing to others.

sudo apt-get install multiget

Access it through Applications → Internet → MultiGet .

13 – Graphical Email client

Windows equivalent : Outlook

Ubuntu equivalent : Evolution, Thunderbird

Evolution (installed by default in intrepid)

sudo apt-get install evolution

Access it through Applications → Internet → Evolution Mail .


sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Access it through Applications → Internet → Mozilla Thunderbird Mail/News .

14 – Instant Messanging protocal clients

Windows equivalent : MSN messenger, Yahoo messenger, QQ, AIM, Gtalk, ICQ,IRC

Ubuntu equivalent : Empathy, Pidgin, emesene

Empathy IM Client (installed by default)

sudo apt-get install empathy telepathy-mission-control-5 telepathy-gabble telepathy-butterfly telepathy-haze telepathy-idle telepathy-salut telepathy-sofiasip python-msn empathy-megaphone-applet libtelepathy-farsight0 python-tpfarsight galago-eds-feed python-galago python-galago-gtk msn-pecan

Access it through Applications → Internet → Empathy IM Client .


Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once. Supported chat networks: AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo!, Zephyr

sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-lastfm pidgin-guifications msn-pecan pidgin-musictracker pidgin-plugin-pack pidgin-themes

Access it through Applications → Internet → Pidgin Internet Messenger .

Emesene only for MSN Messenger.

sudo apt-get install emesene

Access it through Applications → Internet → Emesene .

15 – VOIP

Windows equivalent : skype

Ubuntu equivalent : skype


sudo apt-get install skype

Access it through Applications → Internet → Skype.

16 – Viewing PDF files

Windows equivalent : Adobe Reader

Ubuntu equivalent : Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

sudo apt-get install acroread acroread-fonts

Access it through Applications → Office → Adobe Reader.

17– Adobe Air

wget ... obeAIRInstaller.bin
chmod +x ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin


Access it through Applications → Accessories → Adobe Air Application Installer.

18 – Music / MP3 / OGG Players

Windows equivalent : iTunes, Winamp

Ubuntu equivalent : Rhythmbox, Banshee, Amarok


sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → Rhythmbox Music Player.


sudo apt-get install banshee banshee-extension-lyrics banshee-extension-mirage

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → Banshee Media Player.


sudo apt-get install amarok amarok-engine-xine amarok-engine-yauap amarok-engines amarok-common

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → Amarok.

19– Hard Disk Partitions Manager

Windows equivalent : Symanted Partition Magic

Ubuntu equivalent : GParted


sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs menu ntfs-config

Access it through System → Administration → Partition Editor.

20 – Vector Graphics Editor

Windows equivalent : Adobe Illustrator

Ubuntu equivalent : Inkscape


sudo apt-get install inkscape

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor.

21 – Image Editor

Windows equivalent : Adobe Photoshop

Ubuntu equivalent : GIMP


sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry

Access it through Applications → Graphics → GIMP Image Editor.

22 – 3D Graphics Applications

Windows equivalent : 3D Studio MAX

Ubuntu equivalent : Blender


sudo apt-get install blender

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Blender (windowed).

23 – Simple Yet Advanced Text Editor

Windows equivalent : Notepad ++

Ubuntu equivalent : GEdit


sudo apt-get install gedit gedit-plugins

Access it through Applications → Accessories → Text Editor.

24 – Office Applications

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Office

Ubuntu equivalent : OpenOffice


sudo apt-get install

Access it through Applications → Office

25 – Microsoft Visio

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Visio

Ubuntu equivalent : Dia


sudo apt-get install dia

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Dia Diagram Editor

26 – Microsoft Project

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Project

Ubuntu equivalent : OpenProj


wget ... /openproj_1.4-2.deb && sudo dpkg -i openproj_1.4-2.deb

Access it through Applications → Office → OpenProj

27 – Development IDE

Windows equivalent : Dreamweaver

Ubuntu equivalent : Quanta, Kompozer, NetBeans


sudo apt-get install quanta

Access it through Applications → Programming → Quanta Plus


sudo apt-get install kompozer nvu

Access it through Applications → Internet → Kompozer


sudo apt-get install netbeans

Access it through Applications → Programming → NetBeans IDE

28 – Source Control Management

Windows equivalent : TortoiseSVN

Ubuntu equivalent : RabbitVCS


wget ... 12-1~karmic_all.deb && sudo dpkg -i rabbitvcs_0.12-1~karmic_all.deb

Right Click on any folder or file and access the RabbitVCS submenu

29 – Graphical FTP clients

Windows equivalent : CuteFTP, SmartFTP

Ubuntu equivalent : FileZilla


This is great FTP program, very complete, in my opinion, the best one for linux.

On the terminal type:

sudo apt-get install filezilla filezilla-common

Access it through Applications → Internet → FileZilla FTP Client.

30 – P2P Clients / Servers, File Sharing

Windows equivalent : utorrent, azureus, emule

Ubuntu equivalent : Deluge, azureus, amule

Bittorent clients

Deluge (written in python)

sudo apt-get install deluge-torrent

Access it through Applications → Internet → Deluge Torrent.

Azureus: Uses Java to run, very complete but a bit heavy

sudo apt-get install azureus

Access it through Applications → Internet → Azureus.

Emule Donkey Clients


sudo apt-get install amule

Access it through Applications → Internet → aMule.

31 – Programs for CD burning with GUI

Windows equivalent : Nero, Roxio Easy CD Creator

Ubuntu equivalent : K3b, Brasero


Nero is available for linux,but its not free.A trial is available for 1 month usage and later it asks or activation code.But K3B is as good as Nero.Have a good feature set as Nero.

sudo apt-get install k3b k3b-data k3b-i18n libk3b3

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → K3B.

Brasero (installed by default in Intrepid)

sudo apt-get install brasero

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → Brasero Disc Burning .

32 – Mountings ISO files

Windows equivalent : Alcohol

Ubuntu equivalent : acetoneiso


The best one for linux ACETONEISO, which is similar to ALCOHOL in windows

its supports almost all formats. AcetoneISO is CD/DVD image manipulator for Linux.Using this tool it is very easy to Mount and Unmount ISO,MDF,NRG Images . I dont think its available in ubuntu repository.

sudo apt-get install libksba8 libenca0 libtwolame0 fuseiso kommander p7zip-full gnupg-agent gnupg2 pinentry-qt mencoder cdrdao && wget ... -1~getdeb1_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i acetoneiso_2.1.1-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

33 – Install Vista like gadgets.

Windows equivalent : Vista Sidebar

Ubuntu equivalent : google-gadgets

Google gadgets

wget ... -1~getdeb1_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i google-gadgets_0.11.1-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

This will complete the installation.

Now press Alt+F2, and type “ggl-gtk” to start them. You should see a small icon show up in your system tray, and a sidebar. Right click on any of them and select ‘Add Gadgets’ to show a menu. If you’d like to have Google Gadgets start automatically, go to System – Preferences – Session, click ‘Add’, paste ‘Google Gadgets’ for the name and ‘ggl-gtk’ for the command. Click OK and Close, and you’re good to go.

34 – Google Desktop

Google Desktop allows one to full text search of a user’s e-mail, computer files, music, photos, chat, and Web pages viewed,OpenOffice documents , PDF files and more .

Now similar tools already existed on Linux like beagle (supported by novell ) , meta tracker etc . However Google Desktop search is not based on any of these tools and uses its proprietary algorithms to search for files on the computer ,also being 1.0 release and more stable then these products it could be preferred over tools like beagle .

To install Google Desktop Search type the following command in the terminal window : -

sudo apt-get install google-desktop-linux

Access it through Applications → Google Desktop → Google Desktop

Now after choosing appropriate option through Applications → Google Desktop → Google Desktop Preferences, you would find Google Desktop icon in the bar at the top of the screen , now it would automatically scan and index files on computer and store it in local database which could be searched using web browser .

35 – Photo Management

Google Picasa

Google Picasa is an extremely professional good looking photo management application available on Windows ,Linux and Mac OS (??) . Now Google Picasa has a number of features that many photo management software on Linux dont have further Google Picasa looks very user friendly as compared to similar open source application available on linux . Now Google Picasa for Linux is not a native linux application but runs on Linux thru application layer called wine which allows many windows application to run flawlessly on Linux.

Now to install Google – Picasa type the following command in the terminal window

sudo apt-get install picasa

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Picasa → Picasa

36 – Map Viewing and Management

Google Earth

To install Google Earth type the following command in the Terminal Window.

sudo aptitude install googleearth

After downloading is over you will get a screen like this press ¨Yes¨ to accept the license agreement and complete software installation.

Now you can launch Google Earth from Application → Internet → Google Earth

37 – Gmail Notification


If you would like to get notified when you have a new mail in your google mail account, checkgmail is for you. To install Checkgmail type the following command in the Terminal Window.

sudo apt-get install checkgmail

Now you can launch it from Application → Internet → CheckGmail

38 – Configure Firewall
If you are concern about your security, then it is pertinent that you activate the firewall and prevent any unauthorized access to your computer.

UFW is installed by default, but if you need a graphical interface, install GUFW.

sudo apt-get install gufw

39– Gnome Do

Gnome Do is a small application that allows you to search and do things faster and more efficiently in your Ubuntu machine. It is similar to QuickSilver in Mac and Launchy in Windows. For those who have not tried Gnome Do before, it might take some time for you to get used to it. But once you’re hooked to it, there will be no turning back for you.Gnome Do also comes with a dock interface that you can use it like any other docks.

sudo apt-get install gnome-do

Now you can launch it from Application → Accessories → Gnome Do

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