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17 Must-Have Free Apps for New Ubuntu Users

Friday, April 27, 2007

Here's a great list from over at the Free Geekery on 17 apps that any new Ubuntu user should have.
...we hope to pave some of the new Ubuntu user's rocky road with 17 apps that will make that Ubuntu transition smoother. Since Ubuntu comes packaged with all the open source apps that an average user might need (Firefox 2.0, Open Office, Rhythmbox, etc.), it might seem crazy to add more "clutter" to the situation. But what happens if you'd rather use the Opera browser rather than Firefox? Or, perhaps you'd like to add more sound and video apps to your repertoire beyond Rhythmbox. Since the server and desktop versions of Ubuntu support the GNOME 2.18 desktop environment, literally hundreds of additional applications are appropriate for Ubuntu users. But the following free software apps, listed in alphabetical order, provide the new Ubuntu desktop user with a logical beginning to an enhanced open source experience.
The list includes some of my personal favorites such as amaroK, Beryl, and CheckGmail, along with a few apps new to me, but also very useful (ie. AllTray). Take a look at this if you are new to Ubuntu, or just want to get some cool new apps! Read more @ The Free Geekery.
posted by linnerd40, Friday, April 27, 2007


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