First steps after installing Ubuntu

  1. Remove unwanted packages
  2. I do not use certain software bundled with ubuntu. I will remove those to increase space and avoid confusion. Your choice may differ.

    sudo apt-get remove evolution evolution-doc* evolution-common evolution-data-server evolution-webcal rhythmbox totem totem-common games-common* gbrainy f-spot

  3. Add your desktop packages
  4. install the packages that are mostly available in windows too and share data across with my NTFS drive. This way I can share the data between many Operating Systems (Windows, Ubuntu).

    sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins pidgin vim-nox gimp msttcorefonts amsn unrar p7zip-full mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc filezilla gnome-do calibre planner epiphany-browser docker

  5. Add your server packages
  6. install those server packages if you want.

    sudo apt-get install php5 php-pear mysql-server postfix apache2 phpmyadmin

  7. update
  8. sudo apt-get update

  9. remove unwanted packages and clean
  10. sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get autoclean


  11. Enable Medibuntu repository
  12. need some additional software that is not available in Ubuntu Main. So we add Medibuntu repository to apt so that it can fetch, them.

    sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

  13. Get the latest Thunderbird and Firefox
  14. Ubuntu does not supply with the latest Thunderbird and Firefox. So we get them from a different source.

    echo -e "\ndeb all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null
    sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver C1289A29
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install thunderbird-mozilla-build firefox-mozilla-build


  15. Get the missing packages from Medibuntu
  16. Now we have enabled Medibuntu for apt, we can install encrypted DVD playback capability to Lucid.

    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

  17. Install Skype
  18. Skype is no longer available in Ubuntu repositiory. Execute following code to install skype.

    echo "deb stable non-free #Skype" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null
    gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 0xd66b746e && gpg --export --armor 0xd66b746e | sudo apt-key add -
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install skype

  19. Install Firefox addons
  20. add following addons

    scribefire xmarks




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