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(Reference: the UbuntuGuide wiki)

Here are some customizations I do to my machines:


alias bc='bc -l'
alias du='du -h --max-depth=1'
alias ls='ls -Fhlrt --color=auto'
alias grep='grep --color=auto'


  • change /etc/init.d/rc from CONCURRENCY=none to CONCURRENCY=shell
  • change LOAD_LP_MODULE to “no” in /etc/default/cups and remove lp from /etc/modules
  • set MODULES=dep in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf and run sudo update-initramfs -u


  • sudo aptitude purge evolution gnome-pilot gnome-orca brltty apmd gnome-mag ubuntu-docs
  • edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01ubuntu and add Install-Recommends “false”; (between the brackets)
  • if no restricted drivers are used, remove jockey-common
  • if no wifi available, remove libiw30
  • every now and then, remove linux-image-xxx and linux-headers-xxx for older kernel versions
  • every now and then, run sudo aptitude clean

Enhancements & Tweaks

Office use

Firefox Addons

(I have added most of them to the collection I created)

Thunderbird addons


Written by azimout

24/05/2008 at 22:54

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