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Hello Linux Users !!

Here is a list of various linux packages For Different Distributions of Linux . Firstly  The Must Download Packages after your Fresh Install::

Must Have Linux Enhancements After Fresh Linux Install :

1:      Compiz [.deb]

Compiz is to the Linux desktop as HiDef is to the world of television. Is it necessary? Not at all. Will it enhance your experience? Absolutely. Compiz is a compositing window manager that adds tons of functionality to the desktop — from the stellar Desktop Cube to the various window switchers and everything in between, on top, on bottom, and around the corner. If you haven’t experienced Compiz, you have no idea what the PC desktop can really do.

2:     Screenlets [.deb]


Screenlets are tiny applications just as Windows Widgets that live on your desktop and provide extra functionality. Some of these applets do little and some do quite a bit. My personal favorites are the ring sensors (various sensors for your PC) and CopyStack (a stack of clipboards that allow you to select from your clipboard history as well as drag and drop a “page” of your clipboard onto a document)and  The TImer screenlet With Alarm Function.

Install latest release Of Screenlets for Linux

 In terminal type

#sudo apt-add-repository ppa:screenlets/ppa
#sudo apt-get update
#sudo apt-get install screenlets
  • The general way of installing screenlets from terminal is
    #sudo apt-get install <name_of_the_package>
  • Or just add to your software sources

3:     Emerald [.deb]

Emerald is a window decorator written for the Compiz compositing window manager . It’s just like WIndows Theme Manager. This window decorator allows you to extend the look and feel of the Compiz window manager out to the borders of your windows. Why have such a cool looking/acting desktop when your window decorator is the boring old default? You can also use this decorator to fool your users into thinking they’re using Windows 7. It will take a bit of work, but it’s possible.

4:     Cairo – Dock [Open GL]   [.deb]

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If you like the OS X dock, you will love Cairo. This handy dockbar lets you add plenty of launchers and applets, as well as giving you the option of running with OpenGL effects. It’s theme-able, clean, smooth running, and much more stable than some of the other available docks.

To Install Cairo Dock , Just type The following in Your Terminal ::

#apt-get install cairo-dock       //for Ubuntu

$aptitude cair0-dock                 //for Debian

#yum install cairo-dock           //for Fedora

5:     Top Shelf  [.deb]

Top Shelf is a great little GNOME panel applet that gives you quick access to files you include in the “shelf.” With this tool, you can take related files (from completely different directories), add them to the applet, and have immediate access to either the file or the containing folder. It’s a great way to work on a project where files are coming from different locations and you want quick access to all of them.

6:     Tomboy Notes  [.deb]

Tomboy Notes is a simple note-taking applet that resides in the GNOME panel. Tomboy gives you instant access to all your notes via a table of contents and uses a WikiWiki-like linking system so notes can easily refer to one another. The development team is also working on a system that will allow Tomboy to interact with ALL desktop objects, so notes will not be limited to text or links.

7:     KDE Plasmoids [.deb]

KDE Plasmoids are small widgets that live on the KDE desktop. Many people argued that KDE 4.x was going to fail and that the plasmoids were not the way to go. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case, as numerous plasmoids actually enhance your desktop and your work. Some of my favorite Plasmoids are Twitter Microblog, Superkaramba, and File Watcher.

8:     GNOME Do [.deb]

GNOME Do is one of those tools you just have to experience. It allows you to search all of the files on your desktop machine and then perform useful actions on the results. This tool also has plenty of plug-ins that allow you to send emails, files, IMs, Twitter and Facebook updates, and much more. If it can be done, GNOME Do can do it.

9:     Guake Terminal [.deb]

Guake Terminal is one of the coolest additions to your terminal arsenal you will find. I do still use the terminal a lot (I’m old school, so I like the command line), and I like to have a terminal that’s not in the way. Guake is a drop-down style terminal you open and close by hitting [F12]. The terminal simply drops down from the top of your desktop and then rolls back up when you are done. It’s out of the way, quick to use, and will have you running commands faster than you can say grep! To Install online ::

As Guake is already available on different Linux distributions.


#yum install guake


#apt-get install guake


#emerge -av guake

10:     VLC -Media Player [.deb]

VLC – Media player Is One of the best media players out there. Not only does it play a variety of file formats you can also do a lot more with it, as this ANKIT PANDEY would no doubt show you. The this Ubuntu application And Can be Downloaded From Ubuntu Sofware Centre.

11:      Cheese [.deb]

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Cheese is a software for your webcam. It allows you to use your webcam to record videos and take photos. What makes it interesting are the different types of effects that you can play with while clicking photos. It gives you live previews of the photo with the effect applied. Very cool.

12:      Google Chrome [.deb]

Yes, Ubuntu And Other Distributions ships with Firefox and to some Firefox is good enough, but Google Chrome is definitely the faster of the two and a good choice for an alternate browser if not the primary browser. It is not uncommon to have more than one browser on a computer.

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Installing Google Chrome is easy, head on over to the Google Chrome Page, click on the bigGet Chrome button, choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit deb package depending upon your computer, when the download completes double click to install Chrome. Google quietly adds its repositories to software sources so that you can get automatic updates.

12:      GIMP [.tar.bz2]


LINUX Distributions no longer installs GIMP out of the box. They say the GIMP is aimed at intermediate to advanced users, and not everyone’s cup of tea. While that makes sense, I think it is too useful a software to not have on your computer.

Installation of this Debian And ubuntu application is easy – you can use the new Ubuntu Software Center (Applications > Ubuntu Software Center), search for The GIMP and click install or type in terminal ::

“quicksudoapt-get install gimp.”

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You can also install additional GIMP plugins and brushes while you online.

Ubuntu, Debian

Ubuntu or Debian users can simply run “apt-get install gimp “to get the latest stable release of GIMP. Ubuntu users can also install GIMP from Software Centre.


SUSE users can install GIMP by running yast -i gimp or zypper in gimp, depending on the distribution version.


Similarly to the above, Fedora users can install the latest stable GIMP by running yum install gimp.


Mandriva Linux users can install the latest stable GIMP by running urpmi gimp.


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