Repositories I use in Ubuntu

The commands listed here to add repositories might look a bit of an unusual style that you've seen before.
Here's what they mean:

sudo su - Become root user, this is essential for using the echo command to write a file in /etc folder
add-apt-repository - command to add repository
echo "comment line" > /some/file - Overwrite a file with new comment line
$(lsb_release -cs) - System command that returns code name for your Ubuntu system, e.g. Ubuntu 12.04 = precise
apt-get update - Refresh repositories
apt-get install - Install an application
exit - drop root privileges
The echo line with #comment at the end makes your list of Repositories look all pretty in the Software Sources application.

Audio Recorder

Sound recorder that allows easy selection of Input source.
Alternative to Gnome sound-recorder which was broken in Ubuntu 13.04
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/osmoma/audio-recorder/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Audio-Recorder" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmoma-audio-recorder-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install audio-recorder
exit

Drawers

Drawer add-on for Unity, that gives you the ability to stack multiple applications under a single Icon.
Drawers - New feature for Ubuntu Unity Launcher
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ian-berke/ppa-drawers/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Drawers" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ian-berke-ppa-drawers-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install drawers
exit

Grub Customizer

GUI Customisation tool for tweaking GRUB
Its a bit old now, but here's a tutorial video: Customising Grub Boot Menu in Ubuntu
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Grub Customiser" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/danielrichter2007-grub-customizer-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install grub-customizer
exit

Handbrake Testing

Video transcoder that can also be used for ripping DVD's
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handbrake-snapshots/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Handbrake Dev" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/stebbins-handbrake-snapshots-$(lsb_release -cs).list 
apt-get update
apt-get install handbrake-gtk
exit

Kdenlive Release

Note: Use either Kdenlive Release OR Kdenlive SVN, and not both on the same system
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/kdenlive-release/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Kdenlive Stable" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sunab-kdenlive-release-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install kdenlive
exit

Kdenlive SVN (Testing)

sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-svn
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/kdenlive-svn/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Kdenlive Stable" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sunab-kdenlive-svn-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install kdenlive
exit

Mumble

sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:mumble/release
echo "http://ppa.launchpad.net/mumble/release/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Mumble" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mumble-release-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install Mumble
exit

QTSixA

Allows connection of a Sony PS3 controller either via USB Wired or Wireless Bluetooth.
How to get QTSixA (PS3 Controller via Bluetooth) Working in Ubuntu
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:falk-t-j/qtsixa 
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/falk-t-j/qtsixa/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #QTSixA" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/falk-t-j-qtsixa-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install qtsixa
exit

SNES9X

Super Nintendo emulator
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:bearoso/ppa
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bearoso/ppa/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #SNES9X" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bearoso-ppa-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install snes9x
exit

Wine

sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Wine Team PPA" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install wine
exit

Wireshark

Packet Analysing tool
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:dreibh/ppa 
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dreibh/ppa/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Wire Shark" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dreibh-ppa-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install wireshark
exit

Ubuntu Tweak

sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Ubuntu Tweak" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tualatrix-ppa-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
exit

Vokoscreen

My favourite screen caster
VokoScreen GUI Screencaster for Linux
sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:vokoscreen-dev/vokoscreen
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/vokoscreen-dev/vokoscreen/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main #Vokoscreen" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vokoscreen-dev-vokoscreen-$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get install vokoscreen
exit

Virtualbox

sudo echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -cs) contrib #Virtualbox" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virualbox-4.3
if [ "`grep vboxusers /etc/group|grep $USER`" == "" ] ; then sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a $USER ; fi


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