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Where can I find a list of all the packages that get installed by default with Ubuntu 14.04?

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closed as too broad by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, mikewhatever, Warren Hill, Radu Rădeanu Aug 20 at 17:11

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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Close-voters: A question asking where to find a list of packages in Ubuntu 14.04 is not too broad. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 19 at 1:00

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Do you want explanation for all 1744 default packages or something in particular? Here is the list.

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Nooo this is what I needed! Was searching and searching but to no avail! Thank you! –  Trey Taylor Aug 15 at 8:34

Ubuntu comes with many preinstalled applications. See the link I provided. Those applications are recommended by ubunt. This is a cutting of that site:

  1. Accessories – Various useful utilities.
  2. Games – Information on games written for Ubuntu Linux, as well as how to run Windows games in Ubuntu.
  3. Graphics – Software for creating and manipulating images.
  4. Photo – Software for viewing and editing photos.
  5. Internet – Network applications like web browsers, email clients, and instant messengers.
  6. Other – Software for business, science, medicine, engineering, and other professional disciplines.
  7. Office – Software such as word processors, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications.
  8. Productivity – Software such as organizers, schedulers, planners and management applications.
  9. Servers and Web Applications – Software for creating websites, teleconferencing servers, learning management systems, and other web applications.
  10. Sound and Video – Software for playing, ripping, and burning music and videos.
  11. Multimedia – Software for playing and editing sound and video.
  12. System Tools – Software for configuring and managing Ubuntu.
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The applications you refer to are available on Ubuntu, but it does not make them preinstalled applications. There is no preinstalled LAMP stack, for instance. This is also why the page you link offers installation guides. –  John WH Smith Aug 15 at 10:11

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