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What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:01:12 am »
The first thing I do is install chrome and remove chromium. I am a netflix user, and there are a few other things that make chrome better for me than chromium. Then I install firefox, followed by htop irssi mc and links, which is my cli toolkit. Then I install virtualbox and teamviewer.

I have also found that arronax is very useful for adding my own programs to the start menu. After making your own desktop file, I just drop it in /home/user/.local/share/applications.

I'm also an astronomy nut, so i install stellarium.

What do you folks do to your peppermint?
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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 09:02:19 am »
I also add xfce4-screenshooter because I think it's the best screenshot solution.
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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 09:32:27 am »
clipit - clipboard manager

openvpn - to set up a certificate authenticated VPN to the Peppermint web servers

grsync + rsync - to automate backups

a ton of package management tools, git, etc.

my personal apps such as Firefox, GIMP, Inkscape, LO, KODI, etc.

Pretty much in that order.
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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:33:29 am »
I also add xfce4-screenshooter because I think it's the best screenshot solution.

Yeah I'm considering switching to this as the Peppermint default.
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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 09:57:09 am »
1. Update (always #1)
2. Drivers (GPU and CPU)
3. Remove Chromium, install Firefox (Firefox works with Netflix, BTW)
4. Install other software I like, and other personal tweaks

Really, my post install changes aren't a lot, at least not as far as things to remove.  The distro comes pretty barebones, which is a main reason I've always liked it.


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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 10:07:26 am »
Hmmmmmm.......here is my list:
Personal Tweaks
  • Uninstall ICE
  • Uninstall All the Numix icons and Peppermix Icons
  • Uninstall the default Software manager
  • Change "Menu" text to  "Applications" -- personal preference
  • Use the Gnome icons 
  • I prefer AppGrid for my software manger

Install lots of packages but here is the most prominent stuff
  • Install Postres sql
  • Install FlatPak--Only one application uses FlatPak at the moment -MonoDevelop-
  • Install Geany
  • Install Mono
  • Install Apache
  • Install git
  • Install OWASP Zap

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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 10:17:27 am »
Install OWASP Zap

For some reason my brain keeps processing that as "Install OS/2 Warp" ???
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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 10:33:10 am »
The ZAP is (Zed Attack Proxy)
It's a really nice set of tools to test your web application for  security flaws.
OWASP = Open Web Application Security Project --https://www.owasp.org

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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 10:59:06 am »
First things first, updates. Then...
1) install firefox
2) remove --purge chromium
3) install vim
4) remove apparmor
5) install plank

Then I move the panel to the top, remove all launchers, add xfce4-battery monitor and make the panel nearly transparent. Add my favourite applications to plank at the bottom of the screen.

Ah! Change to clock to %Y/%m/%d %R
Install libreoffice and reduce swap usage.

Thatís it basically Peppermint is awesome!!
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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 12:26:05 pm »
1) Install updates
2) Change theme
3) Install Chrome - Firefox for web browsing
4) get my work softwares : Eclipse - Brackets - Xampp...
5) Get some apps of my preference : Gimp, XfceNote, LIbreOffice, TexMaker, Timeshif...

it's a little time consuming so i generally store the .deb files of nearly all these softwares and  so i can install/update right after installing Peppermint without having to re-download everything.


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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 12:22:15 am »
OMG, what didn't I change and add!  8)

Why?  Because I can.  I love MY Peppermint!
Thanks!

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Re: What things do you change once Peppermint is installed?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2017, 02:06:57 am »
I wrote a wee script (which Marks help)  that I run after a fresh install so I just run it once, then get myself a coffee it's simple to add or remove programs if anyone wants to use it and add their own software and delete what you don't want

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#!/bin/bash
## Script to install my most used applications

echo "This is a script to install applications on a fresh install:"
echo "(1) Continue"
echo "(2) Abort"

read choice

if [ $choice -eq 1 ]
then
clear
echo "Installing packages"
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get install -y gigolo \
&& sudo apt-get install -y iptux \
&& sudo apt-get install -y gramps \
&& sudo apt-get install -y virtualbox \
&& sudo apt-get install -y handbrake \
&& sudo apt-get install -y gimp \
&& sudo apt-get install -y libreoffice \
&& sudo apt-get install -y peppermint-networking-pack \
&& sudo apt-get install -y firefox \
&& sudo apt-get install -y shotwell \
&& sudo apt-get install -y pyrenamer \
&& sudo apt-get install -y keepassx \
&& sudo apt-get install -y cairo-dock \
&& sudo apt-get install -y clementine \
&& sudo apt-get install -y baobab \
&& sudo apt-get install -y hplip \
&& sudo apt-get install -y hplip-gui \
&& sudo apt-get install -y thunderbird

else
if [ $choice -eq 2 ]
then
clear
echo "This program will abort"

else
clear
echo "Invalid choice"

fi
fi

echo "End of program"
Just copy and paste in a text editor then make it executable

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« Last Edit: October 21, 2017, 11:21:00 am by emegra »
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