Freely Scripted Soul

May 30, 2007

Automatix and Easyubuntu

Filed under: Ubuntu — Roshan @ 2:14 am

AUTOMATIX

 

Automatix is a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems.

 

In other words, it a sort of package manager similar to Synaptic Package Manager with additional softwares(proprietary softwares). The disadvantage here is that unlike Synaptic, it doesn’t provide the amount of download or the space needed for installation before it starts downloading and installing, and also, it doesn’t provide the option of installing from CD or DVD. So be wary of the number of packages you are installing at once.

 

Automatix2 can be downloaded and installed from Synaptic Package Manager. If not, download it HERE


Double-click(run) the downloaded “.deb” file for it to be installed.

 

Once installed, launch Automatix2 (Applications -> System Tools -> Automatix)

 

 

Click on “Show KDE apps”.

 

The left-side menu lists the different categories of applications and the right-side menu lists the applications in that category.

 

Tick the square boxes next to the applications you want to install, and click “Start” for it to start downloading and installing.

 

Here is the LIST of softwares that I would recommend:

  • GnomeBaker & K3b – CD/DVD writers for GNOME & KDE environments respectively(you can install and use K3b even in GNOME environment, like I am doing)
  • Gaim – IM(instant messaging) chat client through which you can log into ALL your accounts simultaneously like – yahoo/gmail/msn/anything else(even 2 yahoo accounts simultaneously!!)
  • Xchat – A popular IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client.
  • AUD-DVD Codecs, Flash Player, Mplayer and FF Plug-in, Multimedia Codecs – Necessary for different types of audio and video files to run
  • Crossover Professional – Proprietary software that can be used to install and run Windows applications like MS Office, World of Warcraft
  • RealPlayer, Google Earth, Google Picasa – Versions for linux
    Note: Google Picasa version for linux doesn’t have web album uploading option as of now. They are still developing it. However, if you feel that web uploading is necessary(like me), then use “wine” to install the windows version of picasa – click HERE for help on that. http://picasa.google.com/linux http://picasa.google.com/linux/faq.html http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Picasa-for-Linux/browse_thread/thread/b97720fec4e8ed70
  • Automatix read/write NTFS and FAT32 mounter – Cool feature which automatically mounts all local NTFS and FAT32 partitions(Windows partitions) and makes them writable(which by default will be read-only in Ubuntu)
  • Ctrl-Alt-Del, Extra fonts, Nautilus Scripts – Nice features
  • OpenOffice Clipart – Installs clipart in OpenOffice.
  • GNOME/KDE Security Suite – ClamAV AntiVirus and Firewall

 

EASYUBUNTU

 

The aim of this project is to make your (K/X/Ed)Ubuntu machine (Running on PPC, x86 or x86_64) equipped with commonly requested software, such as codecs to play MP3’s, DVDs, programs for talking over the Internet (VoIP software), and a selection of other useful programs and applications, especially those that are otherwise demanding to install and/or obtain.

In other words, its also a package manager with useful features.

 

Easyubuntu can be downloaded and installed from Synaptic Package Manager. If not, download it HERE

 

Double-click(run) the downloaded “.deb” file for it to be installed.

 

Launch Easyubuntu (Applications -> System Tools -> Easyubuntu)

 

 

Click “system” tab and “tick” the Repository list and the Fonts square boxes. Tick all square boxes in other tabs, and click “Ok” for it to start downloading and installing.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. […] By default, all local drives including NTFS and FAT32 partitions(Windows partitions) will be READ-ONLY, that is you won’t be able to write any file into it. To make these drives WRITABLE, install “Automatix read/write NTFS and FAT32 Mounter” using “Automatix2”. […]

    Pingback by Mounting Drives in Ubuntu « Enjoy the world of Magic — May 30, 2007 @ 2:31 am | Reply

  2. […] Automatix – Graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems […]

    Pingback by Basics of Ubuntu « Enjoy the world of Magic — June 2, 2007 @ 2:54 am | Reply

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