Ubuntu Software Centre

Ubuntu Software Centre

So we’re sorted Installing Ubuntu and we’ve made a few Ubuntu System Settings Tweaks now we’re on a roll and maybe it’s time to have a look see at Ubuntu Software Centre?

Once we enter the ubuntu software centre, we’ll have access to a wide variety of different applications / software available for us to try out, some free, some not so free and as before this isn’t me trying to promote one over t’other, rather than a memory aid of what apps we installed on day one on our machine from the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Clicking on the Ubuntu Software Centre orange application bag / icon in the menu bar on the left we have access to a wide variety of software / applications.

Software Centre

As always, there’s no shortage of individuals suggesting different software / apps, this works better than that or the other, at the end of the day it’s your choice on what you use!  What suits us may not be what your after.  So whilst having a wander round the various categories, we’re able to have a look see at whatever we are interested in with more then a few reviews available that just may help us both decide what works for us at any given time.

After using any particular app should you wish to remove it or try another, just drop into the ubuntu software centre once again, find the app you wish to uninstall and click on the remove button. Allowing us both to try out a number of different applications at any given time and find one that works for us?

Enough of the random ramblings for the now, you get tha gist!  Jump in and try out whatever for yourself.

In no particular order ….

  • Ubuntu Software Centre > Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Read the description for yourselves and after you’ve installed the restricted extras and read the reviews open up the terminal:

  • sudo apt-get install –reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer

reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer

  • Ubuntu Software Centre > GIMP Image Editor


  • Ubuntu Software Centre > FileZilla


  • Ubuntu Software Centre > Unity Tweak Tool

Unity Tweak Tool

  • Ubuntu Software Centre > VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

  • Ubuntu Software Centre > Audacity


*** sudo apt-get install vco-plugins tap-plugins swh-plugins rev-plugins omins mcp-plugins

  • Ubuntu Software Centre > Kid3-qt


  • Ubuntu Software Centre > Calibre


  • Ubuntu Software Centre > Classic Menu Indicator

Classic Menu Indicator

  • Ubuntu Software Centre > Scribus


Like we’ve hinted at above, we’ll use the Ubuntu Software Centre as our first port of call to install and try out any number of applications, this provides us with the ability to easily remove any app at any given time.

A.B. – Dreamers Anthem

As we both know?  Others will say use the terminal and enter the code, either way, which ever way floats your boat?  The end result is we’re learning something new every single day!

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

some say …

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove

Travel Safe

~ Inabit ~