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


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 :


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 :


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 :


6. OpenShot :

OpenShot is a free, simple-to-use, feature-rich video editor for ubuntu linux.OpenShot can create & edit videos and movies using many popular video, audio, and image formats. it can import your favorite  videos, photos, and music files and help you to create the film that you have always dreamed of.

Use the below Command to install openshot :

#  sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

Preview of OpenShot :


7. GIMP Image Editor :

GIMP is an advanced image editor tool for ubuntu linux. We can use it to edit, enhance, and retouch photos and scans, create drawings, and make your own images. It has a large collection of professional-level editing tools and filters, similar to the ones you might find in Photoshop. Numerous fine-control settings and features like layers, paths, masks, and scripting give you total control over your images.

Installation of GIMP :

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

Preview of GIMP


8. Skype :

Skype is a chat a client which allows  people to communicate with each other through plain chatting and voice or video chat. Millions of users and businesses use Skype to make free video & voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users.

Follow the below Steps to install Skype :

# wget
# sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.13-1_i386.deb

If getting error while installing , then use below command

# sudo apt-get install -f

Preview of Skype :


9. Remmina Desktop Client :

Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistent user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH are supported.

Preview of Remmina Remote Desktop :


10. Pac Manager :

PAC (Perl Auto Connector) is an open source secure connection manager with automations. PAC is the alternate or replacement of SecureCRT/Putty in the the Linux world. It provides a GUI to configure SSH/Telnet connections: users, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, macros, etc.

Preview of PAC :