Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

15 Essential Ubuntu Productivity Apps

Filed under
Software

If you want to embrace open operating systems, quit the Microsoft monopoly or the Apple cult, Ubuntu is one of the most powerful operating systems based on the popular open source Linux kernel. It can do everything that the costly operating systems, only oh so much more, and for free!

1. VLC
The VLC player is your swiss-army media player: it’ll show whatever film you throw it at it, play all your music formats. The multimedia player, streamer and encoder features a huge amount of codecs, translating all manner of formats to your Ubuntu setup.

Since Ubuntu doesn’t come with proprietary codecs, VLC is the first piece of software you’ll want to install on your fresh new Linux box. As one of the first players to offer support to play encrypted DVDs, you can expect this media player to satisfy all your needs now and well into the future.

2. Adobe Flash Player
You’re likely to be using Ubuntu for browsing the web, so one of your first priorities is to download the Flash player as soon as you have your audio/visual software and codecs setup. By default the open source operating system doesn’t come with either Macromedia Flash nor Sun Java JRE support, but the beauty of Ubuntu is that you’ll only have to type a few simple commands in the terminal window to get your web browsing setup properly and fully functioning.

3. Google desktop

rest here




More in Tux Machines

SMPlayer 14.9 Review – One of the Best Movie Players for Linux

In this article I will overview the main things that make SMPlayer stand out of the crowd, putting it on the top of the video playback applications list. SMPlayer is written in Qt 4.8 and uses MPlayer2 for video playback. Personally I have only words of praise for this player, which is why I decided to write this review. So let’s proceed and see what the most important features of SMPlayer are. Read more

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch of crowdfunded orders and pre-orders. Read more

elementary OS: Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful

Ubuntu is a very popular base and it's used by too many systems to count. Ubuntu itself is based on Debian, but for now we’ll stick with Ubuntu. elementary was not supposed to be an operating system, and in fact it started its life just as a collection of themes and a few other packages that allowed users to make Ubuntu look different. The developers soon realized that they could do better than this and made their own operating system. Only two versions of it have been released until now, Jupiter and Luna. They are now working on a third one called Freya, which is in the Beta stages. What is happening with this incredible rate of adoption for this OS and why is it so popular? Read more

Honda Connect in-vehicle infotainment system has Tegra inside and runs Android

The 2015 model of Honda Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V will be the first vehicle to ship with Honda Connect, and that will be on the European models. Honda Connect looks nice, but a standalone infotainment system that can be used on any car is a much better idea. Read more