Ubuntu Software

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Most of the software can be easily installed through the Ubuntu Software Center.

Operating System


  • Gedit
    • To add a new language install "myspell-de" for example.


Edit PDFs

  • PDFedit - read, change and extract information from a PDF file.
  • PDF-Shuffler - merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages.

Annotate PDFs

Remove PDF password

with Ghostscript (Source):

  • gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=unencrypted.pdf -c .setpdfwrite -f encrypted.pdf

Password Generation

Install pwgen and run it from the Terminal.


Record Audio Output:



Fix your flash problems with Flash Aid (Download and drag and drop it in Firefox)



  • Mumble - open source, conference audio, no video yet, needs installed server.

Image Processing

File Exchange

Screen Recording

  • Kazam
    • Can record 2 different audio channels (microphone and loud speakers), better than RecordMyDesktop, BUT unfortunately crashes every few minutes on Nikolay's computer.
  • RecordMyDesktop (Video + Sound)
    • Converts into *.ogv file. 1 Minute is about 18MB.
    • Note: After recording the screen it takes time to convert the file! For 1 Minute recording about 1 minute conversion.
    • Video quality is not good on Nikolay's computer.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/eidete-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install eidete

Media and Flyers

  • Scribus - Open Source Desktop Publishing.

IT Administration

  • Putty - connect through SSH to a server (console mode)


Another way:

Apache Wordpress permissions

Permanent fix:

  • sudo nano /etc/apache2/envvars
    • export APACHE_RUN_USER=<your_username>
    • export APACHE_RUN_GROUP=<your_username>
  • sudo chown -R <your_username>:<your_username> /var/lock/apache2
  • sudo chown -R <your_username>:<your_username> /var/log/apache2
  • sudo chown -R <your_username>:<your_username> /var/lib/php5/
  • sudo service apache2 restart

www dir

Apache Others

  • Find Apache version: apache2ctl -v OR curl -I localhost
  • Enable mod_rewrite:

Disk Analyzer


Oracle Java

Ubuntu Settings


Search Engines



  • PlayOnLinux - install and use windows software on linux.


See Software