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Top 10 widely used applications in Ubuntu Linux


Overview :


In the recent times ubuntu is the most widely used desktop operating system . In this artcile we will  discuss most commonly used applications & softwares in ubuntu Linux.


1. Google Chrome :

Google Chrome is an open source web broswer from google. It allows the users to surf internet / web faster,safer & easier. Use the below steps to install Google chrome in Ubuntu (14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 ).


Step:1 First download the google chrome


Google Chrome


Step:2 Install .deb file

# sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb            // In case of 64 bit
# sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb              // In case of 32 bit


Step:3 If You get Below error While installing Chrome :

"errors were encountered while processing"
Then use the below command

# sudo apt-get -f install                         // this command will fix the error & will install the chrome



2. Thunderbird :

Thunderbird is an open source e-mail client where we can configure our personal & co-operate emails accounts.  Thunderbird  provides IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, junk mail controls, message grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP address completion, import tools, and  the ability to manage multiple identities in email and newsgroup accounts.  Thunderbird provides enterprise and government grade security such as S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, and support for certificates and security devices.

Use the below Command to install Thunerbird

# sudo apt-get install thunderbird


Preview of thunderbird




3. VLC Player :

VLC  is a multimedia software in ubuntu linux which allows the end users to play their favourite audio & video files. It plays MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, WebM, FLAC, MP3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources.


Use the below Command to install VLC :

# sudo apt-get install vlc


Preview of VLC Player :

VLC Player



4. Synaptic Package Manager :

It is a graphical management of software packages in ubuntu linux. Synaptic  is  a  frontend  for the apt package managent system.  It allows you to perform all actions of the command line tool apt-get in a graphical environemnt. This includes installing, upgrading, downgrading  and removing of single packages or even upgrading your whole system.


Preview of Synaptic Package Manager :

Synaptic Package Manager



5. Ubuntu Software Center :

Ubuntu Software Center allows us to browse & install thousands of free and paid applications available for Ubuntu. We can view available software by category, or search quickly by name or description. We can also examine the software already installed, and remove items you no longer need.


Note : To install or remove software using USC, you need administrator access on the computer.


Preview of Ubuntu Software Center :

Ubuntu Software Center


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