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Ubuntu’s Best Selling Apps for May 2013

The ten best-selling Ubuntu applications during the month of May have been revealed.

What hasn’t been revealed is a surprise. Stormcloud, a desktop-based weather app, remains the top-selling app on Ubuntu for the 5th consecutive month in a row.

This despite the forecasts shown being halved from 4 days to just 2 owing to a change in the Yahoo! Weather API.


Unusually there are no new entries in last month’s chart, but two Minecraft installers, MC Launcher ($2.99) & Mini Minecraft Launcher ($4), do make a reappearance.

Braid continues to sell enough to chart. Its appearance for May means it has now been in the Ubuntu’s Top 10 selling applications for 20 months in a row.

May 2013′s Top 10 Paid Apps

[App name/April Position]

  1. Stormcloud (1)
  2. Fluendo DVD Player (2)
  3. Filebot (5)
  4. Quick ‘n Easy Web Builder (7)
  5. MC-Launcher (re-entry)
  6. Mini Minecraft Launcher (re-entry)
  7. Braid (8)
  8. UberWriter (6)
  9. Drawers (9)
  10. Bastion (10)

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Installing Minecraft on Ubuntu Just Got Easy


Looking for an easy way to install and launch Minecraft on Ubuntu? Minecraft Installer makes installing, setting up and using the famous sandbox game a total cinch.

The unofficial tool, made by Cody Garver and Cassidy James, is not as featured as other similar installer/launcher apps, like the popular Mini Minecraft Launcher, so you won’t find support for backing up games or taking screenshots.

But what it lacks in fluff it makes up for in ease of use; Just install, open, log-in, and away you go.

There’s even a Unity Quicklist with links to common Minecraft resources.

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Minecraft Installer – Unity Quicklist with Links to Resources

Minecraft Installer fetches all of the core files from Mojang’s servers so you don’t need to worry about getting anything dodgy; everything is above-board, legal, and wrapped in convenience.


A PPA provides packages for Ubuntu 12.04 through 13.04:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

Once installed simply run the app, enter (or register) your Minecraft details and you’re all set.

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