"There's been some discussion lately about whether Ubuntu is
suitable for Linux beginners. If you raise this issue, someone is
sure to tout a script called Automatix as the solution to any
perceived notions of the user-unfriendliness of Ubuntu. Automatix
automatically installs a laundry list of applications, plugins, and
utilities that are supposed to turn a barebones Ubuntu install into
desktop perfection. That sounded like something I should try.
"I already thought Ubuntu was pretty easy to use. Although it
doesn't come out of the box with everything I need, I quickly found
out how to get just about everything I needed by pointing and
clicking. The Synaptic Package Manager helped me set up extra
repositories, and update-notifier made it easy to get the latest
version of whatever it told me I needed..."
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