Install some missing apps in Ubuntu 12.04 [ tutorial ]

You installed Ubuntu 12.04 and want to put some fun on your box and more productivity then install these apps
First thing to do before doing anything update and upgrade 

  • sudo apt-get update 
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

synaptic package manager 
When its comes to installing software and managing them , one app come in mind and its synaptic .
install this missing package manager
install synaptic


  • apt get update && apt-get install synaptic -y 
Synaptic Package manager 

its approx 4MB long


flash and mp3 with vlc media player 
install mp3 plugins and flash for better and rich entertainment in your Linux box .
vlc media player is and awesome player which plays almost every format 


  • sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras -y 
  • sudo apt-get install vlc -y
VLC media Player



java run-time 
[ thanks to webupd8.org]

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer -y





goggle chrome 


download from
http://www.google.com/chrome





my unity, and gnome tweak tool 

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:myunity/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install myunity
  • sudo apt-get install -y gnome-tweak-tool



eclipse for development with lamp stack 


  • sudo apt-get install eclipse -y 
  • sudo apt-get install tasksel -y