Ubuntu Softwares and Tweaks : The Best List ever

Ubuntu is really the best Linux distro. It is said to be the best thing that happened to Linux. Now, the most frightening thing that occurs to people with the mention of Linux is the absolute lack of any software. Many people consider Linux to be a DIY Operating System.

Ubuntu Rocks
Ubuntu Rocks

Ubuntu, has change all that and here is a quick checklist of softwares which will make you stick to your Ubuntu installation for longer than your last Linux installation.

System Tweaks:

Limit CPU usage of individual processes and not just the complete system

RamDisk For faster  read/write, and data processing

Font smoothing in Ubuntu

Change MAC address

Boot recovery tool

Install fonts on Linux

Customize Ubuntu Startup

Web Browsing:

Opera 10 with Turbo Mode, for Linux

Photos, Video and Music Management and editing:

DigiKam, Photo manager for KDE

Play Youtube in MPlayer

Screencast creation tool


Open source Keystroke launcher Launchy

Create Custom Linux Distro

Manage and check your boot performance

Manage Fonts with ease on Ubuntu

A Partition manager and editor, much better than any windows software


Ubuntu theme pack : Green Theme

This is only a list to get you through using Ubuntu for the first time or in a totally different way. Share your tips and tricks with me to get them featured in the next edition of this list.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.