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Just as the title says in your own opinion list the top 10 apps i should install after a fresh ubuntu install. Please i need as many responses as possible(apps, tweaks, update etc)

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closed as not a real question by Lekensteyn, 8128, hhlp, Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Mar 27 '11 at 20:13

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Be more specific, after the installation of Ubuntu, you can yawn, drink something, smash your machine, buy a new mouse, laugh, cry, ... – Lekensteyn Mar 27 '11 at 12:20
@Lekensteyn :)) Good one. @bernard I think the question will be closed in this way.Be more specific. – Pedram Mar 27 '11 at 12:24
Please take it easy on i'm new to this site and ubuntu. I have edited my question, i hope it is more specific this time – Mysterio Mar 27 '11 at 12:31
should be community wiki. – Alaukik Mar 27 '11 at 12:53
Welcome to Ubuntu and this site - as this question is highly subjective (IE: No one answer could ever be correct) it isn't suited for this site. For discussions like these they're best played out on the Ubuntu Forums or IRC – Marco Ceppi Mar 27 '11 at 20:15
up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Fix the buttons (move them to the right or reverse them)
  2. Install Gnome-do
  3. Install Docky
  4. Re-theme
  5. Activate ufw firewall
  6. Install Kubuntu desktop (nice to have both options)


  1. Make a backup copy of all your installed applications using Synaptic and store it offline. It makes rebuilding a machine much easier next time (you end up having 3 steps instead of 10+)
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how do you make a back copy using synaptic – Mysterio Mar 27 '11 at 13:21
Start Synaptic, and select 'File/Save Markings As', enter the filename you wish to save as, and select the 'Save Full State, not only changes' option. – Nerdfest Mar 27 '11 at 15:00

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So you’ve downloaded Ubuntu 10.10, made yourself a freshly minted copy and installed it with haste. Now what?

Here is our guide to the top 10 post-install must-do’s that will help ensure you get off to a marvellous start with the Maverick Meerkat.

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