This is the list of needed applications and improvements we would like to see in Ubuntu.
1. NTFS to Ext3 or Ext4 conversion.
Sounds simple doesn’t it? Fat32 to NTFS conversion has been around for years but because of Microsoft’s proprietary hold over the NTFS code, there is no simple means of converting an NTFS partition to Ext3 without loosing data.
2. Graphic Equaliser. (WISH granted – see PulseAudio Equalizer Script)
There is still no graphic front-end to the pulseaudio equaliser despite there being considerable work over the past months on providing sound equalisation in Ubuntu. Audio gurus need to get cracking, this is probably the chief reason Ubuntu users convert back to Microsoft and Apple.
This is the current state of the Ubuntu System Equiliser (not pretty is it?) #this setting is here by example, edit to your own taste #bands: 50hz, 100hz, 156hz, 220hz, 311hz, 440hz, 622hz, 880hz, 1250hz, 1750hz, 25000hz, #50000hz, 10000hz, 20000hz controls [ -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -10 -20 -15 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -3 -2 ]
3. Installation tracker
Wouldn’t it be great if you could make sense of all the modifications and additions in your Ubuntu system? A convenient system for keeping track of an installation and a way of plotting upgrade paths is sorely needed. . It is the chief reason users complain between upgrades and why upgrades can go sour turning off users in the process. Who wants to move from a stable system to a new realease only to find half the system broken along with the investment one makes in terms of time and energy. Unfortunately, the focus on the desktop core has left this part of development out of the equation. Please see my proposed solution on Ubuntu Brainstorm
4. Drag and Drop Video and Graphics editing
The ability to drag and drop video and images across applications is essential to desktop integration for mulitmedia. Its standard on OSX, and the community just needs some guidance on creating a common library or standard for developers. Cut an image in one application and paste it directly into another. Seems simple, but most graphics programmes demand that you first open files through a file menu or import them. Try editing video and splicing images? Ubuntu needs an answer to iMovie suite, how about eMovie?