"We love Linux, and want to make it easier for others to do so,
too. This first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for Linux includes
our favorite apps that get things done and make your desktop
"Linux isn't quite like Windows or Mac, as there are many, many
distributions, usually running on one of two desktop systems (GNOME
or KDE). We've chosen to write this list up from the perspective of
a standard, GNOME-based Ubuntu user. Ubuntu is what the Lifehacker
editors use, it's what most of our Linux-leaning readers use, and
it's generally popular and frequently updated. Many of these apps
can be downloaded and installed on other Linux systems, of
course—check the Download link, or search out its name in
your own system's package installer.
"If you are using Ubuntu, you can also install these apps by
clicking the "Install in Ubuntu" link after each item. It's a link
that prompts your own Ubuntu system to search out and install an
app from its own repositories—with your permission, of
course. You may be asked on your first install to allow your
browser to open up an Ubuntu app to handle the link, but go ahead
and agree with it, and you'll be installing apps with one click
after that. We've also placed aggregated installer links at the
bottom of each section, and a mega-installer at the bottom of the
post, so you can install multiple apps at once."
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