Ubuntu Software Installation Reference

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Input Method Platform


The Intelligent Input Bus (IBus) is an input method framework for multilingual input in Unix-like operating systems. It's called "Bus" because it has a bus-like architecture.

You can use IBus to type in your own language in most GUI applications.

Official Website code.google.com/p/ibus

Network Application


OpenFetion is a Fetion client for linux based on GTK+2.0, implementing Fetion Protocol Version 4. It supports most features of Fetion. What's more, it's lightweight and efficient with intuitive interface.

OpenFetion is the main branch of the ofetion project which also contains pidgin-openfetion, libofetion and cliofetion.


With more than 500 million registered users, Skype is the most popular voice communication service in the world. The Skype service comes with an application software, called a softphone, which is why many people think of Skype as being only a software, overlooking the great service behind.

Official Website www.skype.com


aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. aria2 can be manipulated via built-in JSON-RPC and XML-RPC interfaces.

Official Website aria2.sourceforge.net/

Web Browser

Chrome Web Browser

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Official Website www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is one of the best browsers out there on the market, and it's free. Through the unique development methods of Open Source, they are able to make a product with impressive speed and less bugs than programs developed by traditional methods. Mozilla Firefox has a number of unique features, and it is overall a good product. Throughout this series I will try to present Mozilla Firefox for you.

Official Website www.mozilla.org

FTP Client


FileZilla is a free and open source FTP client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is developed and maintained by Tim Kosse and the FileZilla team. Development started in 2001 and it has evolved to become one of the most popular FTP clients in use today.

Official Website filezilla-project.org

E-mail Client


Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use.

Text, office and related processing


LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite, developed by The Document Foundation. It is descended from OpenOffice.org, from which it was forked in 2010.

The LibreOffice suite comprises programs to do word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams, maintain databases, and compose math formulae.

Official Website www.libreoffice.org

Programmers Text Editor


Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.

Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.

Despite what the above comic suggests, Vim can be configured to work in a very simple (Notepad-like) way, called evim or Easy Vim.

Official Website www.vim.org


gedit is a text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Designed as a general purpose text editor, gedit emphasizes simplicity and ease of use. It includes tools for editing source code and structured text such as markup languages.

It is designed to have a clean, simple graphical user interface according to the philosophy of the GNOME project, and it is the default text editor for GNOME.

Official Website projects.gnome.org/gedit

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a cross-platform text and source code editor, with a Python API. The chrome was inspired by Vim.Its functionality is also extendable with sublime-packages; Sublime Text is not open source software nor free software, but some of the extending packages have free-software licenses and are community-built and maintained.

Official Website www.sublimetext.com

Documents Reader

chmsee Reader chm,support to the Chinese.

Audio-visual Image Related


Both Ubuntu and Fedora ship with a application called Shotwell for photo management (-this has basically replaced F-Spot, which did a similar task). It seems to function much like the Organizer in Adobe PhotoShop Elements or similar applications that are bundled with modern digital cameras.

Official Website www.yorba.org/projects/shotwell

Image Modification / Processing


XnView is a cross-platform image viewer used for viewing, converting, organising and editing graphical & video files. It is free of charge for private, educational and non-profit organisations. For commercial use and distribution, the user must register the program. It provides features normally found only in commercial image viewers.

Official Website www.xnview.com/en/index.php


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.

Official Website www.gimp.org
Music Play


Audacious is an open source audio player. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet. Tweak the sound with the graphical equalizer or experiment with LADSPA effects. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

Official Website audacious-media-player.org


Rhythmbox is an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes. It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media framework.

Official Website projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox

Video Player


VLC media player (informally just VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project.

VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files.
Official Website www.videolan.org/vlc

Audio&Video Related


recordMyDesktop is a free and open source desktop screencasting software application written for GNU/Linux. The program is separated into two parts; a command line tool that performs the tasks of capturing and encoding, and an interface that exposes the program functionality graphically. There are two front-ends written in python with pyGtk (gtk-recordMyDesktop) and pyQt4 (qt-recordMyDesktop). RecordMyDesktop also offers the ability to record audio through ALSA, OSS or the JACK audio server. RecordMyDesktop only outputs to Ogg using Theora for video and Vorbis for audio.

Audio Creation


Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.


A musical score editor (only) for Linux.

Official Website vsr.informatik.tu-chemnitz.de/~jan/nted/nted.xhtml

Non-linear Video Editing

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editing software package for GNU/Linux, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The project was started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective to provide a stable, free, and friendly to use video editor.

Web Server


The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to as Apache, is a web server software program notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.In 2009 it became the first web server software to surpass the 100 million website milestone.Apache was the first viable alternative to the Netscape Communications Corporation web server (currently named Oracle iPlanet Web Server). Typically Apache is run on a Unix-like operating system,and was developed for use on Linux.
Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation. The application is available for a wide variety of operating systems, including Unix, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Novell NetWare, OS X, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, TPF, and eComStation. Released under the Apache License, Apache is open-source software.
Apache was originally based on NCSA HTTPd code. The NCSA code has since been removed from Apache, due to a rewrite.
Since April 1996 Apache has been the most popular HTTP server software in use. As of December 2012 Apache was estimated to serve 63.7% of all active websites and 58.49% of the top servers across all domains.

Official Website www.apache.org
Database Server


MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack (and other 'AMP' stacks). LAMP is an acronym for "Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python." Free-software-open source projects that require a full-featured database management system often use MySQL.

Official Website www.oracle.com/index.html



Geany is a lightweight cross-platform GTK+ text editor based on Scintilla and including basic Integrated Development Environment (IDE) features. It is designed to have short load times, with limited dependency on separate packages or external libraries. It is available for a wide range of operating systems, such as BSD, Linux, Mac OS X,Solaris and Windows. Among the supported programming languages and markup languages are C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, LaTeX, CSS, Python, Perl, Ruby, Pascal, Haskell, Erlang, Vala and many others.

Official Website www.geany.org

OpenJDK Java

OpenJDK (Open Java Development Kit) is a free and open source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE).It is the result of an effort Sun Microsystems began in 2006. The implementation is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) with a linking exception. The linking exception exempts components making use of the Java class library from the GPL licensing terms. OpenJDK is the official Java SE 7 reference implementation.

System Setup and Management Class

Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic is a computer program which is a GTK+ graphical user interface front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool for the Debian package management system. Synaptic is usually used on systems based on deb packages but can also be used on systems based on RPM packages. It can be used to install, remove and upgrade software packages and to add repositories.

Official Website www.nongnu.org/synaptic


PulseAudio is a sound server for POSIX and Win32 systems. A sound server is basically a proxy for your sound applications. It allows you to do advanced operations on your sound data as it passes between your application and your hardware. Things like transferring the audio to a different machine, changing the sample format or channel count and mixing several sounds into one are easily achieved using a sound server.


gpick is an advanced color picker used to pick colors from anywhere on the screen, mix them to get new colors, generate shades and tints, and export palettes to common file formats or simply copy them to the clipboard.
Official Website code.google.com/p/gpick

Ubuntu One

Ubuntu One is the personal cloud that brings your digital life together, so you can enjoy your content, your way, wherever you are. With our suite of cloud services including storage, sync, sharing and streaming - you have immediate access to your music collection, favorite photos, videos, important documents and more, at any time and from any device.
Official Website one.ubuntu.com
VMware WorkStation

VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that runs on x64 computers; it enables users to set up multiple virtual machines (VMs) and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. Each virtual machine can execute its own operating system, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux or BSD variants. As such, VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously. Workstation is developed and sold by VMware, Inc., a division of EMC Corporation.

Official Website www.vmware.com

Furius ISO

Furius ISO Mount is a free GNU/Linux program to mount (without burning to disk) and burn disk image files (ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG) using a GTK+ visual interface.
Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.

It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn't provide.
With its help, you will enjoy with the experience of Ubuntu!

Official Website ubuntu-tweak.com


Ark is an archiving tool for the KDE Software Compilation, included into kdeutils package.
Ark does not intrinsically understand any archive format, but instead acts as a frontend to command-line archivers. It can work with many backends, including 7z, tar, rar, zip, gzip, bzip2, lha, zoo, and ar.
Official Website utils.kde.org/projects/ark


VNC (an abbreviation for Virtual Network Computing) is a great client/server software package allowing remote network access to graphical desktops. With VNC, you can access your machine from everywhere provided that your machine is connected to the Internet. VNC is free (released under the GNU General Public License) and it's available on most platforms.

Official Website www.realvnc.com

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