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Ubuntu – What extra software packages to use?

Here are few tools that I'm using on Ubuntu although I'm traditionally Windows user:

  1. Pinta - Paint.net alternative. Can be installed with Ubuntu Software
  2. Google Chrome - Browser
    • Install method 1:
      • cd /tmp
      • wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
      • sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
      • If error occures then:
        • sudo apt-get -f install
    • Install method 2: Install as follows:
      • Open terminal
      • wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
      • sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    • Install method 3:
      • Open terminal
      • wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
      • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'
      • sudo apt-get update
      • sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
  3. Lastpass - Password manager
  4. Gnome-commander - Total commander file manager
  5. gnome-screenshot - similar to snipping tool of Microsoft
  6. System Monitor - Similar to Task manager of windows
  7. Git - Source code versioning
    • Open terminal and type:
      • sudo apt-get install git
  8. Switch between input languages
  9. Skype
  10. Remote connections:
  11. DBeaver - SSMS - SQL Server management studio alternatives
    • Case Ubuntu 16.04:
      • sudo apt-get -f install
      • Install JDK
        • sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
        • apt-cache search jdk
        • export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk
        • export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/bin
        • javac -version
      • Download dbeaver-ce_4.2.0_amd64.deb
      • sudo dpkg -i dbeaver-ce_4.2.0_amd64.deb
      • Run DBeaver
  12. Kubuntu - Ubuntu with KDE
  13. Atom - Text Editor
  14. K4DirStat - Install from ubuntu software center, same as windows WinDirStat, directories statistics.
  15. Anaconda

Linux - Windows utilities

  1. 3 Ways to Access Your Linux Partitions From Windows
  2. Open Terminal: Ctrl-Alt-T
  3. Show Hidden files, Ubuntu file explorer
  4. All installed applications shortcut location:
    • /usr/share/applications
  5. How to find Linux type and version?
    • Open terminal and write:
      • cat /etc/*-release
  6. How to repair ubuntu-windows boot?