"Ready to go"-tab displays mostly arbitrary software

Bug #1790359 reported by Thomas Pound on 2018-09-02
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gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In the attached screenshot, the "Ready to go"-tab of the Welcome Screen shows a relatively logical selection of software. However, on my last installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1, I was shown completely arbitrary and (to me, working as an administrator for public systems) unknown software choices.

The only two programs I could recognise were Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 (only because I've played this game back in the late 90s) and Inkscape, which was however oddly placed alone on the second page.

It's good to display new suggestions for yet unknown software to the user, but without explanations, a whole page of just very specific software is quite useless, especially to newcomers.

Since the Welcome Screen is mainly aimed at new users, I'd suggest at least one of the rows to contain popular software that a common user is likely to recognise from other systems to be aware of the additions especially through Snaps, e.g. VLC, Discord, Spotify, GIMP, Blender and other common software.

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