Ubuntu : A collection of Personal Package Archives

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Apt / Aptitude is one of the features of Ubuntu ( and of course Debian ) that I like the most. The package availability is the largest that I have seen and the install is also the easiest. Well, to make things easier for people launchpad.com provides PPA’s – the best repositories to get the most up to date .deb packages for your Ubuntu setup. I have listed a few of these below for Ubuntu 8.04 with a very short description. Just add them in the Third Party Tab in Synaptic and all the packages are ready to install.

  • Avant Window Navigator – A dock for Linux

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu hardy main #AWN repo

  • Transmission – The default torrent client in Ubuntu

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bortis/ubuntu hardy main #Trasmission

  • Pidgin and Firefox PPA

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu hardy main #Pidgin developers

  • Pulse audio fixes for Hardy. Do check this article before using this.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/psyke83/ubuntu hardy main #pulseaudio fixes

  • Compiz PPA

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu hardy main #Compiz

  • Guake – A great terminal app

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/misery/ubuntu hardy main #Guake

  • VLC nightlies repository ( the one on the Videolan site is no longer working 😦 )

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mapopa/ubuntu hardy main #VLC temp

  • Smplayer- A great player for Linux which combines the power of mplayer and VLC

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/themono/ubuntu hardy main #Smplayer

  • Google Gadgets for Linux

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/googlegadgets/ubuntu hardy main #Google Gadgets

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2 Responses to “Ubuntu : A collection of Personal Package Archives”

  1. Aditya Says:

    Told you SMplayer is good…

  2. CDK Says:

    @aditya:: yes…thanks again..

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