Ubuntu is a great distro, but it still needs some slight tweaking to get it just right. Im going to show you how to use Automatix2 to get your OS perfected.
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3. Install Swiftfox and Plugins
Swiftfox is an optimized version of Firefox that is tuned to your specific processor. The web is chock full of plugins, like Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash, Java and the works which require manual installation. Why not get them all and spend time browsing the web instead of individually installing these plugins (Im looking at you non-Linux users)?