What do you install immediately after the OS?

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  1. apathy

    apathy Registered Member

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    Before I get into this discussion, here's a nice tip I got in the Linux Mint forums if you want to backup/restore all your repositories in Mint/Ubuntu:

    # To backup downloaded repositories cache and repositories list

    sudo tar zcvf apt.tgz /etc/apt/ /var/lib/apt/ /var/cache/apt/

    (this creates apt.tgz in your home folder)
    # To restore downloaded repositories cache and repositories list, copy the apt.tgz file to your new home folder, and run:

    sudo tar zxvf apt.tgz -C /

    ..Now back to installing your fav apps:

    Latest stable Firefox & Thunderbird w/ lightning(calendar extension)
    Sabnzbd aka Sabnzbdplus(great usenet program)
    Smplayer, IMHO the best video player available
    Latest Transmission
    Luckybackup, I've tested it thoroughly and it is great program
    SpiderOak, for $10 you get a 100GB of secure cloud space and a nice nix gui
    Yakuake(Quake style terminal) and Krusader(the best dual panel file manager), a little KDE in my Gnome world
    Clementine, a nice amarok 1.4 port that plays music with or without libraries being setup.
    Foxit Phantom PDF Reader in wine, it does everything and very well might I add.

    These are my must haves what are yours?
     
  2. wat0114

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    Critical patches.
     
  3. apathy

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    In Unix?
     
  4. wat0114

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    Sorry, didn't notice it was a linux forum :oops: Then in this case, I run the update manager, then install Flash and anything needed to play music files
     
  5. steve161

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    flash, codecs, ms fonts, either smplayer or gnome-mplayer, and thunderbird. This is for Ubuntu.
     
  6. apathy

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    I love droid sans!
     
  7. GlobalForce

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    Kernel source, multi-media and Opera - it's :D pretty simple.
     
  8. linuxforall

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    Updates, medibuntu repos, enabling partner repos for Sun Java and Adobe Flash, x ppa and other relevant app ppa and of course, few apps that you have to install thankfully not a long list. Of course Opera.... :)
     
  9. Beavenburt

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    Other than updates, the correct graphics driver.
     
  10. phaedrus

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    With Mint most of what I need is already installed and ready to rock.
    I tweak the eye candy a bit...
    Emerald theme manager and a bunch of themes.
    Compiz extra plugins.
    LottaNZB - usenet client.
    Over time various apps get added and removed.

    The mintBackup tool backs up and restores your software selection so I guess thats all thats needed.
     
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    openssh server (if not installed by default)
    then install any security updates
     
  12. Trespasser

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    The first thing I do after a fresh install is strip out all the applications, fonts and drivers that I neither want nor need (really helps on any updates download time). Add ppas, do a refresh of the repos...then take all updates followed soon afterwards by unrar, abiword, vlc, devede, pysolfc, etc., etc., etc..

    Later....
     
  13. Eice

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    Pidgin, Google Chrome, BURG, Cardapio.
     
  14. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Graphic drivers, plugins and codecs for common stuff.
    Mrk
     
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    First updates next sun-java, adobe flash and skype.Firefox add-ons.That is all.
     
  16. chronomatic

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    OP, not sure why you are using WINE in order to run a PDF reader. Just use Evince or Okular.

    At any rate, I typically install Chromium, SMPlayer, VLC, Thunderbird, KVirc, GIMP, Pidgin, Transmission, K9copy and then Compiz-fusion (if I am on Gnome). All of this assumes these programs aren't already installed.
     
  17. linuxforall

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    I would rate Okular even better than Evince, some of the KDE appls like K3B, KDENLIVE, Okular and few others are just priceless.
     
  18. mack_guy911

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    1st update

    2nd repo's and rest codecs java pidgin .......common stuff also things which make gui work easy

    3rd opera firefox extensions chrome......etc

    4th eyecandy stuff like antivirus anti rootkits apparmor nmap .....etc

    5th after that i get too tired i snore for 8-10 hours reboot my self for next day :D

    6th install some unnecessary games and copy and check other people lists on wilderssecurity forums......see .....if i miss any thing

    :thumb:
     
  19. chrisretusn

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    slackpkg update
    slackpkg install-new
    slackpkg upgrade-all

    Add Folding@home

    From there it depends on the machine.

    Server I only add filter drivers for my Canon All-In-One Printer (Hopefully next version of gutenprint will have them.)

    Main 64-bit machine:
    Alien's multilib
    NVIDIA drivers.
    UPS drivers (NUT)
    VirtualBox
    TrueCrypt
    RSSOwl
    Open Office
    src2pkg
    unrar

    Wine (for PINs, PocoMail, Keynote)

    Mono for (HFM (monitor for folding@home))

    Other machines:
    Nothing extra except perhaps video drivers if needed.
     
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