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.
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..