On 10/24/07, Dustin Walker <[log in to unmask]
> My desktop at home blue screened on me a couple of days ago and rather than
> trying to fix it, I was thinking about installing Ubuntu...
> Any "must have's" from the repository that don't come with the standard
> install? Anything to stay away from? How does the new version compare to
> I am brand new to Linux so any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!
> Dustin Walker
DO NOT USE AUTOMATIX. It breaks the shit out of Ubuntu down the road. Anyone who disagrees should probably be running Gentoo anyway. OOH!! BURN!! :D
I added the universe and multiverse repos and haven't found myself lacking anything I've desperately needed so far.
This is my current /etc/apt/sources.list file. Adjust for a closer mirror as needed.
deb http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu
http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/ubuntu/ gutsy-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
I installed Adobe Reader from the installer on their FTP site. They make a deb package for easy installation. I think I had a few hiccups with it, but nothing major - some obscure library for handling HTML, I think.