How to upgrade to “Goosebuntu” – a fully loaded (K)ubuntu 8.xx (Hardy) system

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This is a quickand very effective way to beef up your (K)Ubuntu installation. Basically the list below contains most of my favouirite (K)Ubuntu applications complete with their code libraries. The name "Goosebuntu" is not entirely serious – it is just a name we coined in the office. However the following apps will turn a standard Kubuntu installation into something really rather special. This list is primarily for Kubuntu users though it may be applied to other Ubuntu flavours. If the application is already installed, then no matter, the system will just ignore that application.

Applications from normal repositories

This assumes you have all the usual repositories enabled, that is the main, restrricted, multiverse and universe repositories for your particular version (e.g feisty, gutsy) of Kubuntu. This is probably easiest done in a package manager such as Adept or Synaptic.

You also can use a package manager to select and install these applications. However this is an example of where using the Linux Terminal could actually be quicker. To make things easier for you, I have listed the files in a format that can easily be copied and pasted to your Termanal window for installation.

To use the clipboard commands (copy & paste) in a Terminal, right click in the Terminal Window and select the command from the popup menu. If you copy and paste my lists then please make sure the list includes the install command "apt-get install" together with "sudo" –  the command that makes you the "root user" temporarily. I.E.. the part that reads."sudo apt-get install"

sudo apt-get install aa3d acidrip alien amaya amaya-data amaya-doc anarchism anyevent-perl anymeal arj artsbuilder audacity autotrace binfmt-support blt bluefish cabextract cervisia cfv clamav clamav-base clamav-docs clamav-freshclam cvs dcoprss debhelper deborphan desktop-base dia dia-common dia-gnome dia-libs dialog docbook-defguide docbook-xsl dosemu dpkg-dev dvd-slideshow dvdauthor dvdrip dvdrip-doc dvgrab dvipdfmx emacs emacs22-bin-common emacs22-common emacs22-gtk emacsen-common fakeroot ffmpeg fgfs-base firefox-webdeveloper flac flashplugin-nonfree flightgear gawk gettext gimp-data-extras gimp-gap gimp-ufraw gl-117 gl-117-data gnochm gnokii gnokii-cli gnokii-common gnome-games-extra-data gnucash gnucash-common gnucash-docs gnuift gnuift-perl gocr gopchop gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gtk2-ex-formfactory-perl guile-1.6 guile-1.6-doc guile-1.6-slib html2ps html2text httrack httrack-doc imagemagick inkscape intltool-debian java-common jfsutils jhead kalzium kalzium-data kandy kappfinder kasteroids kaudiocreator kcalc kcoloredit kde-tweak kdebase kdeedu-data kdegraphics kdegraphics-doc-html kdemultimedia-kappfinder-data kdenetwork kdenlive kdenlive-data kdf kdict kdiff3 kdvi kedit kfax kfaxview kfilereplace kgamma kget khexedit kiconedit kid3 kimagemapeditor kismet klamav klavier klinkstatus kmediafactory kmid kmrml knewsticker koffice-data koffice-libs kolourpaint kommander kompare kpager kpersonalizer kpovmodeler krec krecipes krecipes-data krecipes-doc krename krita krita-data kruler krusader ksirc ksplash ktip kview kviewshell kweather kwifimanager kworldclock lame lame-extras latex-xft-fonts ldtp lha liba52-0.7.4 libadns1 libarchive-zip-perl libautotrace3 libavformat1d libbeecrypt6 libblas3gf libchm1 libclamav3 libcompress-raw-zlib-perl libcompress-zlib-perl libconvert-binhex-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl libcvsservice0 libdate-manip-perl libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libdc1394-13 libdvbpsi4 libdvdnav4 libdvdread3 libebml0 libemail-abstract-perl libemail-date-perl libemail-simple-perl libenca0 libevent-execflow-perl libevent-perl libevent-rpc-perl libevent1 libfaac0 libfaad0 libfame-0.9 libfcgi-perl libfile-basedir-perl libfile-desktopentry-perl libfile-mimeinfo-perl libfile-slurp-perl libfile-temp-perl libfinance-quote-perl libfltk1.1 libfreebob0 libgfortran2 libggi2 libgif4 libgii1 libgii1-target-x libglib1.2ldbl libgnokii3 libgnuift0c2a libgoffice-0-4 libgoffice-0-common libgsf-gnome-1-114 libgssglue1 libgtk1.2 libgtk1.2-common libgtk2-perl-doc libgtkhtml3.8-dbg libgtkimageview0 libhtml-element-extended-perl libhtml-tableextract-perl libhttp-cache-transparent-perl libhttrack1 libical0 libid3-3.8.3c2a libid3tag0 libimlib2 libintl-perl libio-compress-base-perl libio-compress-zlib-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libio-stringy-perl libiso9660-5 libjack0 libk3b2-extracodecs libkdeedu3 libkdegames1 libkjsembed1 liblame0 liblapack3gf liblockdev1 liblockfile1 liblua5.1-0 liblzo1 libmagick++10 libmailtools-perl libmatroska0 libmime-lite-perl libmime-perl libmime-tools-perl libmiracle0.2.5 libmjpegtools0c2a libmlt++0.2.5 libmlt-data libmlt0.2.5 libmodule-pluggable-perl libmpeg2-4 libmpeg3-1 libmrml1c2a libmyodbc libnet-daemon-perl libnet-ssleay-perl libnetpbm10 libnfsidmap2 libntfs10 libofx4 libosp5 libossp-uuid-perl libossp-uuid15 libparse-yapp-perl libpcsclite1 libplot2c2 libplrpc-perl libportaudio2 libpstoedit0c2a libpvm3 libqt0-ruby1.8 libqt3-mt-mysql libquicktime1 libraptor1 librpcsecgss3 librpm4.4 librss1 librsvg2-bin libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsidplay1 libsoap-lite-perl libsox0 libstatgrab6 libsvga1 libswscale1d libtar libtcd0 libtext-bidi-perl libtidy-0.99-0 libtiff-tools libtime-piece-perl libtimedate-perl libtunepimp5-mp3 libtwolame0 libvalerie0.2.5 libvcdinfo0 libvlc0 libwmf-bin libwmf-doc libwww-mechanize-perl libwww-ssl0 libwxbase2.6-0 libwxgtk2.6-0 libx264-57 libxalan110 libxerces27 libxine1-doc libxml++1.0c2a libxml-dom-perl libxml-handler-trees-perl libxml-libxml-common-perl libxml-libxml-perl libxml-namespacesupport-perl libxml-perl libxml-regexp-perl libxml-sax-expat-perl libxml-sax-perl libxml-writer-perl libxml-xql-perl libxmltv-perl libxosd2 libxvidcore4 linux-wlan-ng linux-wlan-ng-doc lirc lmodern lsdvd md5deep mencoder mirrordir mjpegtools mozilla-firefox-webdeveloper mozilla-imagezoom mozilla-plugin-vlc mozilla-thunderbird mpeg2dec mplayer mplayer-skins msttcorefonts mysql-admin mysql-client-5.0 mysql-doc-5.0 mysql-gui-tools-common mysql-query-browser mysql-server mysql-server-5.0 netpbm nfs-common ntfsprogs odbc-postgresql odbcinst1debian1 ofx ogmtools oooqs2-kde openclipart-svg p7zip p7zip-full pacman patch pdfedit perl-tk perlmagick photoprint php-doc pinball pinball-data planetpenguin-racer planetpenguin-racer-data planetpenguin-racer-extras plib1.8.4c2 po-debconf portmap povray psfontmgr pstoedit pvm python-cairo-dbg python-chm python-dbg python-gobject-dbg python-gtk2-dbg python-imaging-tk python-numeric-dbg python-numeric-ext python-numeric-tutorial python-statgrab python-tk python2.5-dbg qdvdauthor qtdmm qtparted quanta quanta-data rar rasmol rasmol-doc razzle ripperx rpm samba sane scribus scribus-template seamonkey seamonkey-browser seamonkey-mailnews setserial sharutils simgear0 skencil slib soundkonverter sox stellarium stellarium-data subtitleripper sun-java6-bin sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin tcl8.4 tex-common texlive-base texlive-base-bin texlive-common texlive-doc-base texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-base thoggen thunderbird tidy tidy-doc tipa tk8.4 toolame transcode transcode-doc tshark ttf-baekmuk ttf-dejavu ttf-dejavu-extra ttf-gujarati-fonts ttf-tamil-fonts ttf-telugu-fonts tuxpaint tuxpaint-config tuxpaint-data tuxpaint-stamps-default tvtime ufraw unace unixodbc unrar unrar-free unzoo video-dvdrip-doc videotrans vlc vlc-nox vlc-plugin-pulse webhttrack wifi-radar wine wireshark wireshark-common xaos xaralx xaralx-examples xaralx-svg xgnokii xine-ui xmltv-util xplanet xplanet-images xsane-doc xtide xtide-data xxdiff zim


Multimedia extensions

In order to play commercial DVDs and for a wealth of other multimedia type functions, please follow the instructions provided in the article entitled "How to make (K)Ubuntu play DVD's":-


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