Newbie at Ubuntu here.
Can someone tell me the survival applications for Ubuntu, as preferably the sudo commands to install them. Also is chromium better then firefox for ubuntu, because firefox is slow and unresponsive.
>sudo commands to install them
Do yourself a favor and sudo apt-get install synaptic
Best frontend for apt.
Survival applications depend on what you are doing.
And chromium is never better. It may be slightly faster but it's an unreliable pile of shit.
get synaptic, boot-repair and backintime. Synaptic is basically a gui frontend for apt-get. It makes getting new packages way easier. Backintime backs up your data, so when shitn happens you'll at least have a snapshot of your data, and you can recover easily. Boot-Repair fixes any problems with your grub when they arise.
>>sudo apt-get install synaptic
>>sudo apt-get install backintime
>>sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
>>sudo apt-get install boot-repair
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop
Deja-Dup gives you a key that encrypts your data, if I remember correctly. If you lose that key, your data's basically useless. Backintime doesn't use a key. It just backs up all your data and it encrypts it if you want it to be encrypted. Also it's simpler to use