Ubuntu Desktop Computing Made Easy Part 2

Download your desired flavor of Ubuntu, burn the .iso file to a blank disk and then install it on your trusty computer. Next, update the operating system. Search for Software & Updates and launch the app. Under the Other Software tab check the two boxes for Canonical partners and reload when prompted. Once the changes have been made launch the Software Updater and install all available updates. After rebooting, in Software & Updates under the Additional Drivers tab, enable the appropriate one(s) for your system (if desired).
Ubuntu Desktop
ahmadnurhadirmw - just like part 1 this is a continuation of part 1 because it may not be full post.

Popular Multimedia Codecs and Tools

For Ubuntu 13.04
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly totem-plugins-extra gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-0.7.4-dev libquicktime2
Installing libdvdcss for playing DVD's https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
Note: You may need to reboot.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install_wizard/index.html

TeamViewer is one of the best remote support tools available (I recommend the 32/64bit Multiarch version) http://www.teamviewer.com

to Upgrade Software you must put original PPA Software Maker

Ubuntu Tweak is a powerful tool (use with caution)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Audacity is an Awesome Multi-track Audio Editor

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:audacity-team/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacity lame libmp3lame0

FFMpeg is a cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Blender for 3D Modeling and Rendering

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

OpenShot video editing

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot frei0r-plugins

GNU Emacs text editor

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install emacs24 emacs24-el emacs24-common-non-dfsg

Oracle Java

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
Note: OpenJDK and the IceTea plugin may conflict with this installation, consider using one or the other.

LibreOffice

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-6-0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-java-common libreoffice-math libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-java-common libreoffice-pdfimport

ttf-mscorefonts-installer for popular fonts to be used with LibraOffice Writer (included with another well known editor)

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Chat Clients

XChat is an IRC chat program that allows for multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time

sudo apt-get install xchat

Kopete is an instant messenger client supporting AIM, ICQ, Live Messenger, Yahoo, Jabber, and more

sudo apt-get install kopete

Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client to connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once

sudo apt-get install pidgin

Productivity Applications

Dia is similar to Microsoft® Visio

sudo apt-get install dia

Scribus is a desktop publishing application

sudo apt-get install scribus

Gnome Planner for Gantt charts and project plans

sudo apt-get install planner

OpenProj is a desktop replacement of Microsoft Project http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/files/

GanttProject is a tool for creating a project schedule with Gantt and resource load charts http://ganttproject.biz/download


Development Applications

Meld is a visual diff and merge tool

sudo apt-get install meld

Alternative shells for Linux...

C, K, T, Z & Fish shells
sudo apt-get install csh ksh tcsh zsh fish

Ruby On Rails http://gorails.com/setup/ubuntu/
Eclipse open-source IDE http://tutorialforlinux.com/2013/10/18/how-to-install-eclipse-4-3-kepler-classic-on-ubuntu-13-10-saucy-unity-3264bit-easy-visual-guide

GEdit

sudo apt-get install gedit gedit-plugins gedit-developer-plugins

jEdit is a java based full featured editor (make sure you have Sun JRE installed)

sudo apt-get install jedit

BlueGriffon WYSIWYG Editor from the GetDeb repository http://www.getdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/

sudo apt-get install bluegriffon

Essentials for Compiling from Source

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

Geany is a fast and lightweight IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for programming in various languages

sudo apt-get install geany

Vim, Gvim, and Cream may come in handy for file editing

sudo apt-get install vim-gnome vim-doc vim-scripts vim-gui-common vim-runtime cscope tclreadline cream

Bluefish is an editor for experienced web designers and programmers supporting many programming and markup languages

sudo apt-get install bluefish

Credit: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2210926&p=13088455

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