Things to do after a fresh Ubuntu 10.04 install

Remove unwanted software

  • Remove Mono
    sudo apt-get purge libmono* libgdiplus cli-common libglitz-glx1 libglitz1


  • Replacements: F-spot โ†’ gThumb, Tomboy โ†’ gNote, Empathy โˆ’> Pidgin
    sudo apt-get install gthumb gnote pidgin
  • Nothing to do with Mono but I don't use Gwibber or Empathy either
    sudo apt-get purge gwibber empathy

Add a list of useful repos

  • Medibuntu - because the notion of property is not the same all over the world. Thank god.
  • Ubuntuzilla - for the latest stable mozilla builds
  • - because I do webdesign
  • lucid partner - needed for Sun-java6, a requirement of Processing
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid partner"
    sudo apt-get update   
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
    sudo update-alternatives --config java
  • (Don't remember why I had this one in my previous Ubuntu install. It's just here for decoration. Will see what to do with it.)

A list of software

Softwares that I use and that are not present on default installation

  • Hamster-applet - time tracker
  • Shutter - screenshots app
  • Toribash - violence perfected
  • Geany - better than gEdit imho
  • gitg - git gui
  • pdfShuffler - easy pdf toolbox
  • Fluxus - 3D live coding
  • Inkscape - vector graphics editor
  • Gimp - raster graphics editor
  • Agave - colorpicker
  • Blender - obviously
  • Phatch - batch graphics tools
  • Scribus
  • FileZilla - ftp
  • Wireshark
  • Prey configurator
  • Shoebot - python creative coding
  • dvd::rip
  • vlc
  • Revelation - password manager
  • vim - for those times when all you get is cli
  • git
  • Fontforge
  • Phatch - PHoto bATCH
  • Back in time - Backup tool

Things I might do if I upgrade to 11.10