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Including MakeUseOf favorites such as Dropbox, Google Chrome, Skype, and VLC, the new MakeUseOf Linux Pack is the easy way to set up a new Linux computer. Quickly and easily install all your favorite software in just a few clicks, without having to manually add a variety of software sources.

Back in July we, along with our good friends at Ninite, unveiled our MakeUseOf Pack of Windows software MakeUseOf Pack 2010: 20+ Essential Windows Apps in One Pack MakeUseOf Pack 2010: 20+ Essential Windows Apps in One Pack Read More . That was great, but we couldn’t leave our Linux friends out of the fun!

While this pack is built primarily around Ubuntu, users of many Debian-based distributions should be able to make use of it. Simply check the programs you want, download a single .deb package and install it; Ninite will take care of the rest for you.


The programs you can select from include:

  • Chrome
  • Skype
  • Pidgin
  • Thunderbird
  • Transmission
  • Banshee
  • VLC
  • Open Office
  • Gnome Do
  • The GIMP
  • Dropbox
  • Wine
  • Restricted Extras (codecs, Java, Flash and more)

Find the pack over at Enjoy, and stay tuned for our Mac Pack.

Like the pack? Let us know below. Having troubles, or want to see more software included? Also let us know below.

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