Useful Tools for your Ubuntu installation

With the advent of the latest release of probably the most preferred Linux distro, Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), life for a lot of has become simpler. I have been loving the changelog that Ubuntu team works on. With their six-monthly release schedule they come back with better UI, support for new technologies, newer kernel, etc. You may wish to check out the scintillating features of the latest release.

I wonder if a lot of reader know the Ubuntu philosophy which says “I am what I am because of who we all are”. Ubuntu, from its birth has focused on providing a stable, user friendly and easy to install and up to date operating system.

What adds to the glory is the availability of numerous free applications that help you do most of what you’ll need to pay for on a alternative operating system.

The following are a few useful tools which make life simpler;

You may use the inbuilt package manager to search and install these applications with a few mouse clicks.

I could find a lot of other interesting tools as well which help optimizing your Linux installation with their powerful-yet-simple UI. Most of these tools intend to improve the overall performance of the system.

Another key concern for novice users is the presence of hacking element which tend to create vulnerability. You may like to have a look at this interesting Ubuntu Geek article that showcases few tools that help you safeguard your beloved Ubuntu installation gainst security issues and concerns.

Before we close, I would like to share an interesting list of bandwidth monitoring tools for Ubuntu users.