Ubuntu 14.04 Install

Here is my attempt at a “perfect install” on my laptop (Inspiron 17 R) of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Ubuntu 14.04 Details Page

I’ve kept notes as I installed.  If it helps you, you can follow along and see what I did.

Part 1: Initial Install

  • Going through the install Wizard

Part 2: Restoring Files

  • Using the Restore Files option
  • List of directories restored
  • Restoring Network Manager
  • Restoring Gnome Keyring and combining keyrings

Part 3: Networking/Internet

  • Chrome
  • Network Manager/VPNs
  • Skype
  • FileZilla
  • WINS Name Resolution
  • Remmina
  • Java

Part 4: Programming Environments

  • Gvim
  • Git
  • Brackets
  • Java
  • Eclipse
  • Eclipse Plugins
  • Android Development
  • SQL Developer

 Part 5: Media Programs

  • Visual Media: Shutter, Gimp, Inkscape, Xournal
  • Audio Media: Audacity, MuseScore
  • Video: Mplayer, VLC, Kdenlive, Openshot, Avidmux, Cheese
  • Codecs

Part 6: Virtualization

  • Virtualbox
  • Virtualbox Extensions

Part 7: Hybrid Graphics

  • Nvidia Prime
  • Bumblebee

Part 8: Misc Utilities & Settings

  • Compression
  • Shutdown & Reboot from Unity
  • Multi-Screen Setup
  • TLP
  • MenuLibre
  • Suspend Setting
  • Online Accounts
  • Synaptic
  • Y PPA Manager
  • Compiz Setting Manager
  • Unity Tweak Tool
  • TRIM
  • Menus Setting

Note: If you want to see my other installs, check out the Inspiron 17R Page.

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