Originally Posted by Stoneyguy
After being scammed on my copy of Win 7, I've switched to Ubuntu on my laptop. It seems to be working well, but I'm totally new to linux so I'm not sure what optimizations and apps are recommended. Any must have/do?
Open Synaptic, enable partner repository, this will get you Sun Java, Skype and many more, also enable Medibuntu repository for codecs etc. Add Transmission PPA for keeping up with latest Transmission, add Pidgin PPA if you use that, also add Banshee PPA in case you use that. Finally add PPA for x from Ubuntu X developers, this will keep you updated to latest version of video drivers for you laptop.