A Quick Reference Guide to Ubuntu Applications
Applications available immediately after installing Ubuntu include:
- Archive Manager is a tool that is used for archiving and compression. It is used to read and write files in the following formats: ZIP, TAR, 7Z, XZ and RAR, i.e. archives. It supports all standard files.
- Déjà Dup is a useful backup tool. You can use it to store backups of the entire computer or part of it.
- Cheese is a webcam app. It allows you to take photos and record videos using your webcam.
- Disk Usage Analyzer (Baobab) – Scans and displays folders based on their size with a graph. You can select any drive or folder and then quickly analyze its value.
- Firefox is the default web browser on Linux. It allows just about everything you need to surf the web, access email, and more.
- Image Viewer is an image viewer that quickly displays photos and images. It supports all formats like JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF.
- Libre Office is an office application divided into 5 parts: Writer – a text editor, Calc – a spreadsheet, Impress for creating presentations, Draw for creating diagrams, and a PDF editor.
- Passwords and Keys – Also known as Seahorse, it allows the user to more easily manage GPG3 keys i.e. add, save, delete them, etc.
- Shotwell – Displays photos and images and allows you to edit them.
- Update Manager – Can be used to check for available updates from the Internet and update your system.
- Startup Disk Creator – allows you to burn an ISO image to a USB drive.
- Remmina is a remote desktop application.
- Ubuntu Software Center is a package management system that allows you to install and manage software on the Ubuntu operating system.
- System Monitor – Displays system resource usage and a list of all active programs.
- Gedit is a text editor that serves as an application for writing common notes and coding in programming languages.
How to install new applications in Linux?
Of course, Linux does not support EXE files that are used to install new software on Windows. However, there are several ways to easily add new programs to your computer. The first one uses the application manager. By launching it, you get access to a huge software store, where each has its own description and application.
You can also find a search engine and quickly find the right application. However, if the program you are looking for is not in the repositories, you will need to use the manufacturer’s website and download the DEB package. Then you need to double click on it to launch the software manager and it will automatically complete the installation.
You can also use the Synaptic Package Manager tool, which makes it easy to install, update, and remove packages.
As you can see, installing new applications is not too difficult and even a novice user can handle it without a doubt.