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For Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux, you can use the dpkg command to see what software is installed. Just type dpkg -l at the command line, and you will get a (long) list of installed packages. If you know what you're looking for, you can send the output of that command into a grep, as shown here (searching for mutt):
$ dpkg -l | grep mutt ii mutt 1.3.28-2.2 Text-based mailreader... $The two i's at the beginning of that output mean the mutt package is installed.
We also use a program called stow to manage the installation of some additional softwares, that aren't part of Ubuntu/Debian (e.g., Mathematica). Looking in /usr/local/stow will give you an idea of what we have installed:
$ ls /usr/local/stow Acrobat-5.0.9/ ffmpeg-CVS-2002-6-10/ pc2/ Acrobat4/ firefox-0.9.1/ pine-4.56/ MatLab/ gdal-1.2.1/ pine-4.58/ Mathematica-4.2/ gsl-1.5/ player-1.5/ MozillaFirebird/ imap-2004a/ plt-204/ Parallaxis-III/ j2sdk1.4.1_03/ plt-206p1gcc2/ Rational/ j2sdk1.4.2_01/ plt208-debian/ SWIG-1.3.19/ lc3tools/ purify/ eclipse-2.1/ librtk-2.3.0/ roberts/ eclipse-2.1.1-motif/ mozilla/ stage-1.3.4/ eclipse-2.1.2-motif/ mozilla-1.7/ valgrind-1.9.6/ eclipse-3.0-motif/ mozilla-installer/ xv-3.10a/ eclipse-3.0M4-motif/ ode-0.039/ elm2.4.ME+.102/ opcode/ $