This is my list of programs to install on a fresh Ubuntu. I will continually add to it as things come up. If you want to install everything at once, check out the code at the bottom.
Ubuntu Tweak – http://ubuntu-tweak.com/
A really handy app that opens up a wealth of useful settings.
Google Chrome – http://www.google.com/chrome
The extremely fast web browser from Google.
Gimp used to come default with Ubuntu. For whatever reason, this excellent image editor no longer comes pre-installed. Not to Worry!
sudo apt-get install gimp
With this program, I can search for and open programs and documents with a few keystrokes. Super + Spacebar, to be precise. This shortcut is customizable.
sudo apt-get install gnome-do
Ubuntu Restricted Extras
For me, this is essential. It installs flash, java, the mp3 codec, and more.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
It is handy to be able to run the occasional windows app.
sudo apt-get install wine
Nautilus Open Terminal
This a small and convenient little app that adds an “open terminal here” in Nautilus.
sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
Got another suggestion? Leave a comment!
Install it all:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily
sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner”
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp tweak skype gnome-do wine nautilus-open-terminal chromium-browser ubuntu-restricted-extras