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16 Apps I Installed After Installing Ubuntu 13.04

Every other blog out there does lists. Favorite apps, best things to do, new things to do. You name it, you can find it. A popular topic for Ubuntu users appears to be “10 things to do after you install Ubuntu xx.xx.” These articles shows up without fail within a week or so of the next release.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about these articles. At least, I don’t think so. They’re a good and useful guide to have to assist with a new adventure for those that never before have used Ubuntu. For the rest of us, it’s a gentle reminder to remember to do those things…again.

So, I’ll throw my hat into the ring as well and offer up my own list of apps I’ll be installing after my installation of 13.04.

Why? Simple: my list is never the same as what I see on the official sites and someone else might find this interesting too.

  1. Third-party codecs
  2. Chromium
  3. GIMP
  4. Dropbox
  5. Friends
  6. Polly
  7. VLC
  8. Banshee
  9. Filezilla
  10. NixNote
  11. Bluefish
  12. Eclipse + Android SDK
  13. Shutter
  14. Play On Linux
  15. Virtual Box
  16. Steam

As you can see, 16 apps made the list of apps that will be downloaded first. There are a number of other apps also in the queue, but the above are the ones that I’ve already downloaded or will be downloading this weekend to at least partially get back to where I was before I upgraded. For those interested, most of the above apps are available through the Ubuntu Software Center.

What apps are you installing right away that may not be on the typical top 10 list?

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