Sunday, November 19, 2006


Woah, all i have to say is apps! What's so good about Ubuntu? How damn easy it is to install apps thanks to it's debian base, it's got apt-get with graphical front ends such as synaptic. One of my favorite apps, and one I suggest you take a gander at is called "Automatix2" it's a really great program that will allow you to install some commonly used applications by just checking some boxes. So the install for automatix2 goes as follows

Edit your sources.list:


sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list 


sudo kwrite /etc/apt/sources.list

from terminal

Substitute gedit with the text editor of your choice.

Add the following to your sources.list:

NOTE: Kubuntu/Xubuntu users will need to uncomment (remove the # before the word "deb") all the additional sources as well as add the automatix repository.

deb edgy main

Now save the file and close it.

Now from terminal do the following:


gpg --import key.gpg.asc

gpg --export --armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add -

To finish off:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install automatix2

Google automatix2 to find out what it lets you install, I love almost everything inside of it, especially it's network manager application which btw, provides excellent and easy selection of wireless networks. It's actually easier than windows! Another excellent app inside automatix2 is the slab menu, google for a screenshot or just install it-- it's sweet!

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