Leo:Ubuntu 11.10

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Things to do after a "fresh" install of Ubuntu 11.10

Also, there are nice notes at techdrivein.com


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Restricted extras

Media formats etc.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Compiz config settings manager

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Enable GetDeb ppa

Provides fresher versions for certain apps (might be less stable, but fix some bugs). Read more here.

Automatic install: go to http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

Alternative manual install: add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu oneiric-getdeb apps

Then add the repository GPG key:

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update

You could do similar thing for playdeb, if you are into games.

Then you can go to the http://www.getdeb.net/updates/ubuntu/11.10/ and install what you want by clicking on the screenshots of the applications.

XBMC media center

It is like MythTV, good for HTPC use.

At the moment there is no stable version for 11.10 in the xmbc ppa, but there is another place to get it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nathan-renniewaldock/xbmc-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc