If you’re a refugee from Windows, you may be finding the Linux world slightly confusing, wondering how you can get the all same functionality you had in Windows, but still, enjoy the freedom that Linux offers. Never fear! Linux is not some scary, difficult to use a monster that’s only used by hackers and programmers, it’s actually becoming more and more user-friendly every day.
As such, you may be wondering what Linux applications you should install. The following is a list of 50 useful and reasonably popular applications that many Linux users enjoy, in no particular order. If you’re using Ubuntu or Mint, most of these applications can be found in the built-in Software Center GUI applications or can be installed via the command line terminal. As you progress in your Linux experience, you’ll likely find yourself preferring to use the terminal, but everyone has their own preferences so do what works best for you.