Sunday, June 5, 2011

Things To Do after Installing Mint 9 (update)

Just installed Mint 9 (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) on friend's machine. What should I install afterwards? Let's see, here are some suggestions:
  1. ubuntu-tweak (; Tweaking your Ubuntu (duh...)
    1. download the package for Ubuntu 10.04/10.10, install
    2. go to source center, activate sources for:
      1. ubuntu-tweak
      2. grub-optimizer Please stick to my previous article (
      3. shotwell (Yorba)
      4. your favourite browsers (Firefox/Chrome/Opera)
    3. don't forget to refresh
    4. go to Package Manager to install next applications
  2. grub-optimizer; editing you grub2 preference.
  3. shotwell; manage your photos, better than f-spot
  4. firefox; the latest browser, also update the add-ons from inside your firefox.
    1. adobe flash plug-in; flash player; already installed
    2. downthemall; download manager
    3. brief; RSS reader
    4. scrapbook, scrapbook MAF creator; html capture utility
  5. Any other things you want to cram to your drive ;)
  6. Last not but not least, go to your update manager. Update everything
  7. Optional: run your aptoncd and backup your application. I will cover about aptoncd restoration later
There, that's my preference. How about you? drop me a line if you have other preferences

Installing Libre Office on Mint

Install Libre Office (after uninstalling openoffice).

Do this at terminal:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

For complete article you may read

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Grub Customizer

Ubuntu user can edit their entry of Grub2

Just add ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer to Synaptics Repositories and install grub-customizer

You can get the detail at