Few Important Apps To Consider After Linux Mint Installation

telcnas
  6 years ago
  17

Hello guys....Here I'm going to discuss about few application which are quite important for me and may be it holds uttermost importance for others. Well the repos or locations to which these apps belongs to are not listed as default in Linux Mint Repos. So one need to add these repos to their repo list first. As I'm using Linux Mint 13 so users having a different platform please verify things accordingly. Here I'm just mentioning a little bit of overview and the way to install these apps.

Following are the apps I'm going to discuss about but these are not ordered in some specific manner:

grub-customizer

burg

google-chrome

indicator-stickynotes

smtube

wxcam

flareget

nitro

mobile media converter

tor browser bundle

 

@Grub-customizer
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Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries
 
Features:
 * move, remove or rename menuentries (they stey updatable by update-grub)
 * edit the contents of menuentries or create new ones (internally it edits the 40_custom)
 * support for GRUB2 and BURG
 * reinstallation of the bootloader to MBR
 * settings like default operating system, kernel params, background image and text colors etc.
 * changing the installed operating system by running on a live cd
 
Installation:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
@Grub-customizer
Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries
 
Features:
 * move, remove or rename menuentries (they stey updatable by update-grub)
 * edit the contents of menuentries or create new ones (internally it edits the 40_custom)
 * support for GRUB2 and BURG
 * reinstallation of the bootloader to MBR
 * settings like default operating system, kernel params, background image and text colors etc.
 * changing the installed operating system by running on a live cd
 
Installation:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
 
@Burg
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Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode.So now its a good thing to have a boot menu consisting awesome
themes and icons, a complete GUI interface which is far better than the text one.
 
Installation:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
sudo burg-install "(hd0)"  (Remember to substitute ‘hd0′  with the drive on which your MBR is installed)
sudo update-burg (update burg)
sudo burg-emu (test to find out the look and feel during bootup)
@Burg
Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode.So now its a good thing to have a boot menu consisting awesome
themes and icons, a complete GUI interface which is far better than the text one.
 
Installation:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
sudo burg-install "(hd0)"  (Remember to substitute ‘hd0′  with the drive on which your MBR is installed)
sudo update-burg (update burg)
sudo burg-emu (test to find out the look and feel during bootup)
 
@Google Chrome
Google chrome is one of most popular browser for its quick launching and fast browsing.
 
Installation:
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libnss3-1d google-chrome-stable
 
@Indicator-Sticknotes
A very lightweighted sticky note app for linux based system.
 
Installation:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/umang/indicator-stickynotes/ubuntu precise main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/umang/indicator-stickynotes/ubuntu precise main
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes
 
@smtube
A best alternative to minitube as most of the people out there are already using smplayer as their default player.
SMPlayer now includes a Youtube browser which we called SMTube. The code was taken from UMPlayer (developed by Ori Rejwan). This browser allows to search Youtube videos but it's also capable of downloading them.
 
Installation:
Please don't install smplayer if you have already the latest version. Just go for smtube.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
 
@wxcam
A very nice alternative to Cheese apps used for accessing webcams. wxCam is a webcam application for linux. It supports video recording (in an avi uncompressed and Xvid format), snapshot taking, and some special commands for philips webcams, so you can also use the program for astronomy purposes. It supports both video4linux 1 and 2 drivers, so it should work on a very large number of devices. 
 
Features: 
 * Frame grabbing using video4linux 1 and 2 api;
 * Adjust resolution, brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation;
 * Support for some special controls for philips webcam: frame rate, gain and shutter speed;
 * Snapshot taking in various formats, including BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIF, PCX, XPM.
 * There are graphics effects such color correction, negative, edge, monochrome, upturned, laplacian, and mirror. 
 * Video recording without audio in an avi uncompressed format: e.g., useful for astronomy purpose (lunar and planetary video recording) because it is totally lossless.
 * Video recording with audio, in the Xvid format: it is a lossy video format, but with great hard disk space saving.
 * Video recording on movement detection.
 
Installation:
No deb package so far. One need to compile it from the source and its too easy to compile as one will find every single dependency via mint repos.
Compilation Instructions is given here: http://wxcam.sourceforge.net/
 
@flareget
Its an awesome download manager out there which looks like a complete replica to IDM, plus it does have more features than what IDM provides to us. No doubt from my own experience it is pretty fast atleast comparison to every single linux native download manager out there. The only issue is that it is a bit unstable as only the Beta version is out there but one can use or test it. Very soon they are going to bring a stable release for which I'm eagerly waiting for.
 
Installation:
Available for both 32 and 64 bit platforms.
One need to download the deb packages zipped in tar.gz format from http://sourceforge.net/projects/flareget/
 
@Nitro
Nitro makes tasks management super easy and awesome. It's super fast, simple and offline and can be used without an internet connection. Nitro also packs Dropbox and Ubuntu one sync.
Features:
 * Dropbox and Ubuntu One Sync
 * Magic Sort
 * Smart Lists
 * Search
 * Themes
 * Translations
 * Retina Support
 * Keyboard Shortcuts and more!
 
Installation:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/nitrotasks
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nitrotasks
 
@Mobile Media Converter
Its a nice media converter which uses mencoder as backend. Both of its source and deb package(32 or 64 bit) is available out there.
The Mobile Media Converter is a free audio and video converter for converting between popular desktop audio and video formats like MP3, Windows Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis Audio (ogg), Wave Audio (wav), MPEG video, AVI, Windows Media Video (wmv), Flash Video (flv), QuickTime Video (mov) and commonly used mobile devices/phones formats like AMR audio (amr) and 3GP video. iPod/iPhone and PSP compatible MP4 video are supported. Moreover, you can remove and add new formats or devices through the internet.
 
An integrated YouTube downloader is available for direct downloading and converting to any of these formats. You can trim your clips for ringtone creation or any other purpose and crop your videos for removing up/down black bars or other unwanted parts of the image. Additionally, embedded subtitles can be encoded onto the video for watching movies or shows with subtitles on devices that does not supports them. Finally, a built-in DVD ripper is available to transform your own DVDs to any of the supported formats.
The program has a very easy-to-use and simple GUI (Graphical User Interface) that helps even the most amateur user. Most of the times, the only data that you must enter is the input file(s) or just drag 'n' drop the input file(s)! The 3GP and AMR formats are used by mobile phones for MMS, video and sound recordings, etc.
 
Installation:
Available deb packages does work for 12.04 although 11.10 is mentioned over there.
One can download it from: http://www.miksoft.net/mobileMediaConverterUbuntu.htm
 
@tor browser bundle
The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.
 
Installation:
Download the archive form http://www.torproject.org.in/download/download-easy.html.en
Unzip it and run "start-tor-browser"
Comments
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kaushikgm 4 years ago

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