Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx has been released about two months ago, and everything goes cool, till this time. How about adding a little more spice to your Ubuntu desktop. Lucid Lynx comes with Ubuntu software center, which is our starting point in this Ubuntu must have applications article. You can install these apps, by simply searching their names on Ubuntu Software Center.
Xchm: Ubuntu comes with support .pdf support by default, but what about .chm files (compiled html file)?. Install Xchm to take of all your .chm files.
Ubuntu restricted extras: Are you unable to play some multimedia formats in your machine?. VLC player works great with almost all media formats, but what if you need to organize and play songs in your favorite player, say amarok or rhytmbox. Search for ubuntu restricted extras in software center, install it and now, you can play almost every media format under the sun.
Gnash: Gnash player is an alternative to adobe flash player in Linux, mainly for 64bit Linux systems as, adobe flashplayer for 64bit linux machines is still a dream.
Eclipse: A must have application if you are a programmer, whether a novice, it doesn’t matter, Eclipse makes programming a fun. It offers tons of plugins for every programming language.
Wicd: A much better replacement for gnome network manager. Wicd offers support for almost all network cards and offers much better usability.
Cairo dock: Go for it if you need a mac dock, on your ubuntu machine.
X-chat: One of the best irc clients available for linux machines.
Touchpad freeze: It is for everyone, who are annoyed with the touchpad, when typing. This little app, freezes the touchpad while typing.
Powertop: Powertop, enables you to track the processes draining away your battery and provides simple ways to prevent it.
Still dissatisfied with the way your Ubuntu machine looks, check out the themes and tweeks section in software center. There are applications which enables you to install themes directly from gnome-art.