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Install Your Favorite Applications in Ubuntu

This time I will discuss the application instead of the applications commonly used in Windows. Use the Ubuntu Software Center (USC), Synaptic Package Manager or Terminal to install aplikas-application below.

Anti Virus

In Windows there are AVG, Kaspersky is in Ubuntu there are ClamAV and avast!. Install ClamAV (at USC named Virus Scanner).

Install ClamAV

Run through the application – Accessories – Virus Scanner.

Install Avast

Run Avast via Application – Accessories – avast! Antivirus.


Java is very important to open applications that require Java in the browser. For example, when we will upload photos on the Facebook site.

Install Java


In Windows there is Windows Media Player, Real Player. With multimedia Ubuntu can use VLC, MPlayer. For multimedia applications to run on Ubuntu, it takes a lot of multimedia codecs. Installing VLC and MPlayer will install more multimedia codecs.

Install VLC and MPlayer

Install Package The Commonly Used

Install Gstreamer

More Multimedia Codecs

DVD Support


Set Compiz Fusion

To manage the effects of Compiz Fusion.

Install Compiz Settings Manager

To run System → Preferences → Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Run Windows Applications With Wine

Wine is an open source software to run Windows applications (. Exe file) in Ubuntu.

Install Wine


Firefox 3.6.10 installed by default in Ubuntu 10:10. For other browsers can add many options available through the USC browser. Recommendations Waroeng Ubuntu is Chromium (linux version of Google Chrome) and Arora (lightweight browser).

Install Chromium

Install Arora

Download Manager

In Windows there is Free Download Manager, IDM. In Ubuntu there is Multiget, Gwget, Uget.

Install Multiget Gwget and Uget

Email Client

In Windows there is Microsoft Outlook mail merge, Ubuntu can use Evolution or Thunderbird. Evolution is installed by default in Ubuntu 10:10.

Install Thunderbird

Open the Applications – Internet – Evolution Mail and Applications – Internet – Thunderbird Mail/News.

Instant Messaging

Windows has YM, MSN messenger, QQ, AIM, Gtalk, IRC. ‘m On Ubuntu can use Pidgin, Emesene, Empathy. Empathy has been installed by default in Ubuntu 10:10

Install Pidgin

Open the Applications → Internet → Pidgin Internet Messenger.

Install Emesene (MSN Messenger)

Open the Applications → Internet → Emesene.


On Windows you can use Skype, Ubuntu also has Skype.

Install Skype

Run through the Applications → Internet → Skype.

PDF Reader

As in the Window, on Ubuntu can also use the Adobe Reader and Evince (the default PDF Reader.)

Install Adobe PDF Reader

Run through the Applications → Office → Adobe Reader.

Music Player

To replace iTunes, Winamp can use Rhythmbox, Banshee, Amarok. Rhythmbox is installed by default in Ubuntu 10:10.

Install Banshee

Run through the Applications → Sound & Video → Banshee Media Player.

Install Amarok

Run through the Applications → Sound & Video → Amarok.

Hard Disk Partitions Manager

Windows has Symanted Partition Magic, Ubuntu can use Gparted (available by default in Ubuntu 10.10).

Install Gparted

Run through System → Administration → Partition Editor.

Vector Graphics Editor

Windows have Adobe Illustrator. In Ubuntu you can use Inkscape.

Install Inkscape

Run through the Applications → Graphics → Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor.

Image Editor

Adobe Photoshop is well known in Windows as well with Paint.net. The alternative to this application in Ubuntu is the GIMP and the Pinta.

Install GIMP

Run through the Applications → Graphics → GIMP Image Editor.

Install Pinta

Run through the Applications → Graphics → Pinta Image Editor.

3D Graphics Design

Windows has a 3D Studio MAX, Alternative to Ubuntu is Blender.

Install Blender

Run through the Applications → Graphics → Blender (windowed).

Text Editor

Windows using Notepad, while in Ubuntu to use Gedit. Gedit is installed by default on Ubuntu 10:10. Run through the Applications → Accessories → Text Editor.


Windows can use Microsoft Office, while Ubuntu has the OpenOffice.

Install OpenOffice

Run through the Applications → Office.

Microsoft Visio

Applications such as Microsoft Visio diagrams in Ubuntu can use the HIM.

Install HE

Start the HE via Applications → Graphics → He Diagram Editor.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project on Ubuntu can be replaced by the OpenProj.

Install OpenProj

Run through the Applications → Office → OpenProj.

Development IDE

To replace Dreamweaver on Windows, use Quanta, Kompozer, NetBeans.

Install Quanta, Kompozer, and NetBeans

Run through:

Applications → Programming → Quanta Plus

Applications → Internet → Kompozer

Applications → Programming → NetBeans IDE

Source Control Management

In Windows using TortoiseSVN, with Ubuntu can use RabbitVCS.

Install RabbitVCS

Open with a right click on the synchronize folders/file to run RabbitVCS submenu.

Graphical FTP clients

Windows has CuteFTP, SmartFTP, on Ubuntu can use FileZilla.

Install FileZilla

Run through the Applications → Internet → FileZilla FTP Client.

P2P Clients / Servers, File Sharing

For Windows Torrent Applications have uTorrent, Azureus, eMule. In Ubuntu can use the Transmission BitTorrent clien available by default on Ubuntu 10:10.

Open the Applications → Internet → Transmission BitTorrent Client.

Azureus can also be installed in Ubuntu. In using Azureus, make sure it is installed java.

Install Azureus

Run through the Applications → Internet → Azureus.

CD / DVD Burning Tool

Windows can use Nero, Roxio Easy CD Creator. Ubuntu Brasero and K3b. Brasero installed by default (Applications – Sound & Music – Brasero Disc Burner). But the best tools in Ubuntu Burning is K3b.

Install K3b

Run through the Applications → Sound & Video → K3B.

Firewall Configuration

When concerned with the security of our computers, Ubuntu has a firewall application that is GUFW.

Install GUFW

Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak allows us to perform our Ubuntu configuration settings, ranging from the install / uninstall applications, clear the cache, setting up compiz fusion, etc..

Install Ubuntu Tweak

Run through the Applications → System Tools → Ubuntu Tweak.

App Runner

App Runner is an application that allows us time to run the program / executable / script in Ubuntu (and other linux distro).

Install App Runner

Then right click on the file -> Scripts -> Run This Run This App or App (root).

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