Every operating system has software just install it. Logically, this has its positive side and its negative side. The positive is that only finishing the installation we can do everything, but the negative is that we can have software that we do not need. For this reason, I have a text file that, inserted into a terminal, updates me, installs me and removes software to leave me Ubuntu (or some other distribution) as I like. If you are a little lazy and want to install interesting software, you may want to try Ubuntu After Install.
As its name suggests, Ubuntu After Install is a script which includes many packages that can be useful. I find it important to mention that this script is designed for use in the standard version of Ubuntu, that is, it can work without any problems in any distribution based on the Canonical operating system, but some packages may not work properly in another distro.
Once installed, we just have to launch it, something we can do from the Dash, and the script will display a window similar to the one at the top of this post (only the one in the center). Once you have read the software in the list it will show us a window like the one below we can choose which software to install and what software not to install. Once we have everything checked / unchecked according to our preferences, we just have to click on “Install Now”, the process will start and when an application has been installed, a green dot will appear on the right. If there is any problem, the dot will be red.
How to install Ubuntu After Install on Ubuntu 16.04
To install Ubuntu After Install, simply open a terminal and type the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefanclub/ubuntu-after-install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-after-install
Packages included in Ubuntu After Install
- Ubuntu Restricted Extras: Video Codecs and Flash Plugin.
- libdvdcss: To enable DVD playback.
- Unity Tweak Tool: To modify the Ubuntu interface and other things.
- Numix Circle: Different icons for our desktop.
- Variety: It will allow us to change the wallpaper in different ways. I have to confess that I used it until recently, but I prefer to create my own funds with Shotwell.
- My Weather Indicator: Local weather information.
- Google Chrome: Google’s web browser.
- Tor Browser: Secure and anonymous web browser. It is based on Firefox.
- LibreOffice: Open source Microsoft Office.
- Telegram: Alternative to WhatsApp, but better.
- Skype: Microsoft’s messaging proposal.
- Pidgin: All-in-one messaging client.
- Dropbox: One of the most recognized clouds from where we can save and share our files.
- VLC: One of the most versatile media players in existence, for both audio and video.
- Code: Another media player that does even more than VLC, but is more complicated to use.
- radio Tray: To listen to streaming radio.
- spotify: The application for listening to music from the most used streaming music service on the planet.
- GIMP: Great image editor, an alternative to Photoshop which it surpasses in some points (but loses in others).
- darktable: Allows photographers to process RAW files.
- inkscape: A vector graphic editor.
- Scribus: Professional quality desktop publishing software.
- OpenShot: A great video editor.
- Kdenlive: Another great video editor.
- Handbrake: To convert video from / to different formats.
- Audacity: Audio Wave Editor.
- Steam gaming platform: For games.
- KeePass: A password manager.
- Shutter: To take screenshots and edit them later. It’s the one I use to mark some screenshots. It is simple and effective.
- FileZilla: A program for accessing FTP servers.
- BleachBit: To clean the system.
- Samba: For network sharing.
- PDF Tools: Tool for joining, cutting, adding and editing PDF documents.
- p7zip: Add compression and decompression of 7zip files.
- Oracle Java 7: i think this needs no introduction but is necessary to be able to view or open some files.
- Atom: GitHub code editor.
- brackets: For web development, originally developed by Adobe.