Things i do after I install Ubuntu 11.04

1. Update the distribution packages.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 

2. Install flash player plugin. (youtube, xinmsn need flash player)

 

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

 

3. Install wireshark

 

sudo apt-get install wireshark

 

4. Install Chromium browser

 

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

 

5. Install compiled IRPAS. (honestly compiling IRPAS is complicated…)

sudo apt-get install irpas

I just realised irpas was installed in Ubuntu…sweet.. so this the irpas in my system was upgraded to a later version..nice…in fedora core there’s no repo for irpas, if i want irpas i need to compile them…

 

6. Install hexedit

You can choose to use the Gnome enabled Bless hexeditor if you like. I prefer to use hexedit as it is very small.

 

 

7. Install Azureus. (I dun like Transmission Bittorrent client which is included as a package in Ubuntu)

sudo apt-get install azureus

 

8. Install putty! (my favourite :D)

 

sudo apt-get install putty

 

9. Install ettercap and nmap

 

sudo apt-get install ettercap nmap

Ubuntu repository is larger than Fedora! It has almost everything! In fedora I have to download the source code of ettercap and compile them!

 

10. Download and install nessus.

Nessus used to be an open-source package, but after version 2 it is commercialized and cannot be included into linux distribution due to license issue. I downloaded the 64 bit from nessus.org

 

i unpacked the deb package using dpkg -i command. After installed you need to register to use. Home use is free.

 

11. Install virtualbox

Step 1: install dkms and gcc

 

 

sudo apt-get install dkms gcc

 

Step 2: download virtual box

 

use wget to download the deb file.

 

Step 3: Unpack deb package

 

You will receive dependencies errors.

 

Step 4: Install virtual box with apt-get -f install, this way virtualbox dependencies will be installed together with virtualbox.

 

 

If you do not install dkms and gcc first you will have problem starting dkms and virtualbox kernel.

 

 

Step 5: Add user to user group vboxusers. If you do not add user to this group you cannot start your created vm.

command line:

cyrus@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a cyrus

You can use GUI to help you to add user to group as well.

All Application > System > Users and groups

 

 

12. Install clamav antivirus.

Step 1: install clamav

 

sudo apt-get install clamav

 

Step 2: configure freshclam to do antivirus signature update.

cyrus@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo gedit /etc/clamav/freshclam.conf

 

Wow clamav seems to be optimized for Ubuntu, everything was pre-defined nicely! In fedora core I will have to manually configure freshclam.conf myself. Also clamav and freshclam are two seperate packages which i need to install in fedora core, but in Ubuntu installing clamav will also get freshclam 🙂

 

Step 3: Update definition file.

 

Wow even virus definition file is the latest! In fedora core I will have to do freshclam to update the latest definition file. No wonder Ubuntu is a favourite alternative for desktop computer, almost every nice packages are optimized for Ubuntu..

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