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Linux Linux Apps | Collection Thread

Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Abhishek Rawal, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Abhishek Rawal

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    Inspired from godfather 's thread of Android Applications collection.
    Linux has plenty of distros, but here we will focus in HOT Linux distro in market - Ubuntu!
    I would request more & more CEans to come up & share the useful, attractive Opensource softwares from "Ubuntu Software Center" or Third Party PPA required Opensource Apps here.

    Rolling the Dice,
    APTonCD - Backup all the installed .deb packages which are downloaded/installed using apt-get command, Ubuntu Software center or Synaptic in a DVD/CD, burn it. Whenever you want to upgrade the distro, you can use this. This is a "god product" for the user with less bandwidth or limited data usage internet.

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    Website link - http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/

    Go in terminal & type :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install aptoncd
    sudo apt-get install hal
    or simply search in "Ubuntu Software Center" & download it.

    MOD : Requesting to pin this thread,please. I surely won't let this thread die. Hoping more CEans will share some Apps :)
     
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  2. Abhishek Rawal

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    This App need no introduction, even though it's not "only Linux" App,a cross-platform Opensource app. This Media Application surely is the most used media player in all distros of Linux & other Operating systems.

    VLC Media Player

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    Website link - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html

    Go in Terminal & type :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install vlc
    or simply search in "Ubuntu Software Center".​
     
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  3. Abhishek Rawal

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    Being an Electronics & Communication Engineer, I tend to search Electronics based software much more than other apps. Recently I found this beautiful & for me it is a "must-have" app & also for students learning "Microprocessors" (8085).

    GNUSim8085

    GNUSim8085 is a graphical simulator. Assembler & debugger for 8085 Intel microprocessor. cute !
    No need of faculty in verifying if the assembly code is correct or not, I have Sim8085 ;)

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    Website link - http://gnusim8085.org/

    Go in Terminal & type :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnusim8085
    Or simply search in "Ubuntu Software center" & Install it :)
     
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  4. Abhishek Rawal

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    Now, this app will be hot favourite for Youtube tech video uploaders.

    KAZAM SCREENCASTER

    Kazam Screencaster records the entire screen using the Gstream encoders by default VP8 but can use H264/MP4 if you want, just scroll down in Encoder type- option & select the desired encoder.Even you can control inbuilt Audio sources.
    You can even select the desired recording region, All over great app for Youtube uploaders.

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    Website link - https://launchpad.net/kazam

    Go in Terminal & type :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kazam
    Or search "Kazam screencaster" in "Ubuntu software center" & Install it.

    Note : I have created a small 4 MB video showing how smooth it works without any glitch, but sadly I can't find option of embedding video here.
     
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  5. Abhishek Rawal

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    This Application is very useful for PPA Adders & Purgers. This App is not available in repository & hence not available in Ubuntu software center. You have to Add PPA if you want this App.
    How to Add PPA ? CLICK ME
    What is PPA APT line ? Given under screenshots.

    Y-PPA-MANAGER :

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    Website link - http://www.webupd8.org/p/ubuntu-ppas-by-webupd8.html

    PPA APT Line :
    Code:
    ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
    Once adding APT line Other sources in Ubuntu Software center. Go to Terminal & type :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager
     
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  6. Abhishek Rawal

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    This Application is surely an alternative to Adobe's photoshop, well due to an Opensource program it mainly depends on donations hence it haven't been able to beat Photoshop in some part of artwork, but again it is capable of processing images flawlessly & the result is damn satisfactory.

    GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program :

    GIMP is free distributed software capable of photo retouching,image authoring & composition.It can be used for simple editing, for heavy rendering of images by experts,animations,an online batch processing system & even an image format converter.Also plenty of brushes for rendering & textures you can download from www.deviantart.com & other popular websites.

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    Website link - http://www.gimp.org/

    Go in Terminal & type :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp
    or, search in "Ubuntu Software center" & install it :)
     
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  7. Abhishek Rawal

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    Mozilla Firefox sucks, eh ?
    We've Google chrome in Ubuntu too :)

    GOOGLE CHROME :


    Google Chrome uses Pepper Flash means you don't need external flashplayer to run media in Google Chrome.Anyways, Adobe recently announced that Flash no longer will be supported in Linux systems - so I feel Firefox will itself opt for pepper flash too in next update,probably.

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    Unfortunately, it haven't been included in Ubuntu repositories, so you gotta ADD PPA .
    But, If you don't understand those PPA stuffs, then go to link: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/google_chrome/stable/main/base/google-chrome-stable
    & download the .deb package.

    open terminal & use cd command & then use "sudo dpkg -i" command in terminal to manually install it.

    There is chance that some dependency might be missing, if it happens then
    Go to terminal & type :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Abhishek Rawal

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    Multiple screens of "Terminal" is very irritating & sometime consuming when you have almost 4 to 5 terminals open at a time.
    The Application named "Terminator" solves the problem.

    TERMINATOR :

    Terminator, for Linux user who works too much in CLI is "must have" Application.
    Terminator solves all the problem of complexity when you have four to five terminals open.
    Using Terminator, you can open two,three,four or even 6 terminals in a single window.
    Open "Terminator",then right-click on the screen & you can see two options "Split Vertically" & "Split Horizontally".
    It surely one of the best App in the Ubuntu Repositories right now.

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    Go in Terminal & Type :

    Code:
     sudo apt-get install terminator 
    Or,
    Open "Ubuntu Software Center" & Search for Terminator & Hit on Install.
    :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Abhishek Rawal

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    So,
    Some libs files are missing or some specific kind of software you're searching in Ubuntu Repositories but unable to find it ?
    Then, Synaptic package manager will solve your problem.

    SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER :

    Just Open up the Software, Search for whatever you want in search bar & you'll get all possible result & libs available in Repositories.

    Most useful when you don't know what to type in Terminal for installation or which software to search for in Ubuntu software center.

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    Open Terminal & Type :

    Code:
     sudo apt-get install synaptic 
    Or Open the Ubuntu Software Center & Search for "Synaptic"

    In My Opinion, a must have app - For Newbies & Even For Pros !! :)
     
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  10. Abhishek Rawal

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    So,
    You have installed plenty amount of Applications & finding installed Applications in Dash is pain in bum ?
    Synapse can solve your problem.

    SYNAPSE :

    - SYNAPSE is an application which upon installation remains active on start-up (ofcourse, you can disable this feature by tweaking settings).

    - Pressing "Left-Ctrl+Space" pops the "Search" screen & typing any alphabet will give all installed Applications containing that alphabet or word,instantaneously.

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    To install :
    Open Terminal & Type :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synapse
    Or,
    Open Ubuntu Software Center & Search for "Synapse" & Hit on "Install".
     
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  11. Abhishek Rawal

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    Here comes my most-favourite application :
    XBMC Media Center a.k.a X-Box Media Center which is ofcourse OpenSource software media player & entertainment hub.

    It can run all formats of videos & you can even stream online videos using it.
    Interface is bloody awesome - I must say !

    It includes two page long features.So, I am not gonna copy-paste it from it's official website.
    You better check it out - http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

    BTW, Here's are some screenshots :

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    TO Download :

    Open Terminal & Type :

    Code:
     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa 
    This is alternate method to ADD PPA

    After successfully adding PPA, type :
    Code:
     sudo apt-get update 
    This will update the repository.

    & then type :
    Code:
     sudo apt-get install xbmc 
    This will install the Application.

    This App deserves donations ! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Abhishek Rawal

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    As I hate "Unity" - Cairo Dock is my other alternative to it.
    This is extremely beautiful Dock, everything customizable & plenty of themes are available for downloads (obviously free).

    Couple of screenshots :

    cairo.png cairoconfig.png

    To Install Cairo Dock. Open Terminal & Type :
    Code:
     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa 
    Then type :
    Code:
     sudo apt-get update 
    Now install using :
    Code:
     sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plugins 
    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Abhishek Rawal

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    Customize your Unity ?
    Try "Unity Tweak Tool".

    This application lets you tweak your Unity interface as per your taste.There are plenty of tweaks available in this application.Most of 'em are similar to that of Unity Tweaks but some tweaks like : Hot corner,Window snapping & Window spread makes it better.

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    To install :
    Open terminal & type :
    Code:
     sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool 
    or search in the Ubuntu Software Center & hit on "Install" button.

    Note : This application is available only in 13.04 Raring Ringtail repository.
     
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  14. SarathKumar Chandrasekaran

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    All your posts are great.Sorry I was not in a condition to upload ubunto files as I dont use it often.I use Windows 7 .
    Can you please suggest the best game that can be played in linux.
     
  15. Abhishek Rawal

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    You can run most of the available windows games in Linux using Wine .Not only that, Steam has now over 200+ Linux games with some good titles like Team Fortress2, Left 4 dead 2, Wargame, Trine 2, Crusader Kings 2, etc.
    Also Desura has good collection game database.
     
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  16. Abhishek Rawal

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    FRIENDS :

    In Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, the official application 'Gwibber' is rewritten in QML & named as "Friends". It's quite nice app, if you want to stay updated with latest tweets,feeds & posts from Twitter,Facebook & few other social networking websites.
    I have been using since beginning, at first it didn't worked as it should, atleast for me for few days.But after few days it started working properly.

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    To install :
    Code:
     sudo apt-get install friends-app 
     
  17. Abhishek Rawal

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    Noise :
    This is one beautiful looking music player, which comes as default in ElementaryOS (Ubuntu derivative). There are very less options/features in the music player, but it is good enough for playing music. There are still few major bugs though.

    Simply import the music library & start listening songs. Simple, easy & light-weight.Here's some of the screenshots :

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    Here's the Launchpad link : https://launchpad.net/noise
     
  18. Anoop Kumar

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    Simple Screen Recorder
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    Features
    • Graphical user interface (Qt-based).

    • Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.

    • Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).

    • Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and ffmpeg/avconv).

    • Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than using up all your RAM like VLC does).

    • Fully multithreaded: small delays in any of the components will never block the other components, resulting is smoother video and better performance on computers with multiple processors.

    • Pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by pressing a hotkey).

    • Shows statistics during recording (file size, bit rate, total recording time, actual frame rate, ...).

    • Can show a preview during recording, so you don't waste time recording something only to figure out afterwards that some setting was wrong.

    • Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).

    • Can also do live streaming (experimental).

    • Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don't want to.

    • Tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find out what something does.
    Source and dev page: http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
     
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  19. Abhishek Rawal

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  20. jamelorys

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    I have installed Google Calendar Webapp, seems to be working fine.
     

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