My Perfect Precise Pangolin Ubuntu 12.04 Installation

Ok, so currently, the title of this article is optimistic.  I typically try to document everything that I do to install and configure my laptop in a document so that I can repeat the process when I reinstall the next version of Linux.  This is my first attempt at keeping that online for others to benefit from as well.  I hope this does indeed turn into a perfect installation/configuration.

I have broken this installation into several blog posts:

First, steps…

  • Installed and configured wireless
  • Installed Shutter
  • Installed Chrome
  • Installed Ubuntu Tweak
  • Settings Changes

Essential Tweaks

  • Multiple Monitors
  • Main Menu Application
  • Configuration Editors
  • Compiz Settings/Wobbly Windows


  • Cisco VPN
  • Microsoft VPN
  • Google DNS
  • Remmina



  • Java JRE
  • Java JDK
  • Eclipse
  • JavaFX

Microsoft Office

  • Wine
  • Play On Linux
  • Microsoft Office

Bible Software

  • Xiphos
  • Bible Desktop

SQL Developer

32-bit Java Browser Environment

  • 32-bit Java
  • 32-bit Firefox

Graphics Software

  • Gimp
  • Inkscape
  • Dia
  • Ubuntu Restricted Extras (Codecs)
  • MPlayer
  • KdenLive
  • OpenShot
  • Cheese


  • Audacity
  • Sound Settings
  • MuseScore

Miscellaneous Tools

  • Meld
  • gVim
  • 7zip
  • Version Control


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