button-print-blu20 Useful Applications - Ubuntu

This is by no means an extensive list, and I am very new to Ubuntu, my exposure to Linux is from a Server background with CLI only.  Anyhow, this is what I have learnt so far..

During my repeated installs of Ubuntu, I have found a number of very useful applications:

If Unity does not launch Start a Terminal/SSH Session
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
ccsm
Add Unity & other features back to desktop
Install SSH Support sudo apt-get install openssh-server
Install Desktop GUI
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop 
Install PUTTY (SSH from a Windows PC) http://www.putty.org/
 Install Acrobat Reader sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner”sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install acroread

Install alternate GUI’s, useful if you have to install the Server version, due to video card issues.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/283488/what-are-the-choices-for-the-ubuntu-desktop-gui-and-how-do-i-enable-them

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