I’ve compiled a short list of the Linux programs I use, which you could use an open-source alternative to whatever Windows program you’re used to. I dare you to make a comparison of program size, product cost ( ), and speed.
- The GIMP
- Blender (blender)
- Hugin Panorama Creator (hugin)
- Filelight (filelight)
- Gjiten (gjiten)
- GnomeBaker (gnomebaker)
- Battle Tanks
- Open Movie Editor (openmovieeditor)
- Deluge Bittorrent Client (deluge)
In Ubuntu, the first two are installed by default, and the others can be installed with a few clicks of the mouse through Synaptic Package Manager or in Applications > Add/remove… Although I would suggest you learn to use the command line, it’s even faster:
- Open terminal.
sudo aptitude install blender
Just replace “blender” with the name of the package you want to install (package names in parentheses).
To learn more about installing programs in Ubuntu, check out our Installing Programs in Ubuntu post.
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