Frequently I use Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop as a virtual machine for working with a completely virgin Python development environment. Right after initial installation, I typically remove a lot of the things Cannocial tosses on there to make it a really nifty and cute desktop environment for people wanting this type of thing. This morning on my new work laptop I did not have the virtual machine I typically use, so I set up a new one and finally figured out a little faster way to get the initial first few things set up, installing Chrome and uninstalling the office and messenger applications.
Thank you to NixCraft for this one.
- Download the Chrome deb file from https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
- Install Chrome from the command line
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
- The install will ultimately fail. Resolve the dependencies using this command.
$ sudo apt-get -f install
- Open Chrome and lock it to the launcher
Take Out The Trash
Next is getting rid of all the stuff I do not want on the system. This is pretty easy using apt-get.
sudo apt-get purge "gwibber." ".firefox." "indicator-messages"
Yes, there are likely other packages I could toss out, but this at least gets rid of the stuff I do not immediately want. If you know of more, please feel free to comment below and help this list out.