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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The main point of this article is that whilst the base install of Xubuntu 12.10 is fully functional it lacks the applications by default that would make it a really useful operating system.
So this is simply a list of 20 must have applications to improve Xubuntu 12.10. Of course this list is subjective to personal opinion so I invite people to add comments listing alternative applications.
The point of the article is to aid new Linux users by providing a good list of applications which they can install and use.
The list is in no particular order so number 1 is no more important than number 20.