Ubuntu 11.10 Must Have Apps and things to do after installation

Writing by on Wednesday, 11 of January , 2012 at 9:45 pm

I can’t say Ubuntu 11.10 is the best thing just yet since things are still not simple enough, but I just love the Price for what it can do! Moreover, Ubuntu works perfectly on my 3 year old desktop while Red Hat 6 wouldn’t even recognize the display. For development, I still prefer Linux and therefore went with Ubuntu on my backup Dev Box.

So, here’s another list of must have apps and things to do after getting Ubuntu 11.10.

I hope you have already modified your /etc/hosts file.

What’s already there

Terminal, Firefox, LibreOffice

Some must-haves (for me and developers like me) that just work without the fancy Ubuntu Software Center DAK crap

Java JDK, Eclipse, Perforce, FileZilla

Get Updates and Upgrade

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Install SSH

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

Install Gnome-Shell

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
#sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback ### while messing with No Machine NX

Install Shutter

sudo apt-get install shutter

Install Adobe PDF Reader

sudo apt-get install acroread

Install ccsm – CompizConfig Settings Manager

sudo apt-get install ccsm

Install VLC

sudo apt-get install vlc

Install Skype

sudo apt-get install skype

I don’t remember how I installed these, but they were not straight forward.

google-chrome, Adobe Flash Plugin

Currently, NoMachine NX will not work with Ubuntu 11.10 – it’s a known issue and several people have posted workarounds, which didn’t seem to work for me. Anyway, it’s not officially supported due to Unity 3D enhancements.

Things to enable
Open SSH (installing should start sshd)
Remote Destkop Sharing – Enable this

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Shivdev Kalambi is a Software Development Manager, previously a Principal Software Engineer at ArcSight/HP. With over 16 years' experience in software development, he's worked on several technologies and played different roles and contributed to all phases of projects. Non-tech activies include Ping-pong, Rock Climbing and Yoga at PG, Golf, Skiing, Swimming & a beer enthusiast.