So I use Mint a lot, but wish to switch to Ubuntu due to trivial updating Ubuntu offers.

Problem with Ubuntu is that a lot of neat packages (Such as right click commands for open in terminal etc) don't come pre-installed.

I wish to get a list of packages to install on Ubuntu that are pre-installed on Mint, even just the GUI based ones would be great!

Note: I am not trying to get Ubuntu looking like mint, just the GUI packages that make life easy. I am also not asking opinions on what are the best GUI packages out there, just what Mint has Ubuntu doesn't.

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    This is question you should ask the Mint folk, not at AskUbuntu. – Luís de Sousa Feb 15 '14 at 12:45
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    This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux distributions can be asked on Unix & Linux, – Rinzwind Feb 15 '14 at 18:29
  • I believe this question should be about both Ubuntu and Mint – Molten Ice Feb 16 '14 at 17:35

If you are not able to find that at the Mint Forum then I would suggest going into Synaptic Package Manager, click on the Status button at lower left then click on Installed at upper left to see

a list of installed packages.

Voila! There's your list.

I looked for a way to output a list automatically with apt, but apparently there isn't. However, you can output a list from Synaptic with File | Save Markings As and save the file where you can work with it. Then, install Ubuntu, repeat generating a list of installed packages with Synaptic and saving it, then compare the list with Meld or your preferred method.

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    Please do not answer questions that are about Mint. – Rinzwind Feb 15 '14 at 18:29
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    Why not again? Did I ask in the wrong section? – Molten Ice Feb 16 '14 at 17:34
  • This question was moved to unix.stackexchange.com by the moderators so you did not have to repost it there. – K7AAY Feb 19 '14 at 20:39

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