After a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 | Ubuntu start script

Ubuntu Start is released by Andrei from Webupd8, this script helps new users set up a few things most people do when they first install Ubuntu.


Zenity for a GUI

Adds extra repositories: Ubuntu restricted, extras, Medibuntu, Getdeb, Dropbox (only if you select to install Dropbox)

Installs from repositories: The GIMP, Pidgin, WINE, Chromium browser, Gnome Do, Guake, VLC media player, Mplayer, SMplayer, Thunderbird, Dropbox, Codecs (multimedia, java, flash), additional archives support, DVD support and fonts, Ubuntu Tweak, Deluge Torrent, CompizConfig Settings Manager, Development tools (from build-essential to Subversion, GIT and so on).

Downloads and installs the following: Google Chrome browser (will download the build for 32 or 64 bit, depending on your Ubuntu version), official smiley themes for Pidgin (for all the protocols), the latest Flash Player for 64bit via Adobe’s website, Skype (32 or 64bit, depending on your Ubuntu version).


o Move window buttons to the right (Karmic style) Change Update Manager behavior to the one in Jaunty
o Remove mounted drive icons from desktop
o Disable the GDM login sound
o Enable the icons in menus and buttons
o Disable the GDM login user list
o Remove the ubuntu-docs package (frees up 252MB)
o Change Gnome Calendar first day of the week from Sunday to Monday
o Downloads, installs and configure sharp fonts
o Fix ‘apt-get update’ delay for Google repository
o Automatically mount NTFS drives on startup
o Automatically accepts the JAVA license so you don’t have to.

Download Ubuntu start script

Installation :

Because this script need Zenity installaed to work properly, first install it :

sudo apt-get install zenity

Now download Ubuntu start from the link above, and cd the directory where you downloaded the script, in my case

cd /home/zinovsky/Downloads

Now make the script executable using this commad :

chmod +x ubuntu-10.04-script

Now run the script :

sudo ./ubuntu-10.04-script

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