# Guide to set-up a new laptop TODO ## 1. Windows ### OS - Nothing to do, usually Windows 7 or 8 is installed by default - Check the duration of the license. Ask to extend it, if needed - Check everything works as usual - Tune basic OS-related settings to your convenience (locale, time, security, accounts etc) ### Software #### Required - [Mozilla Firefox](https://www.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/), for Internet browsing - [Mozilla Thunderbird](https://www.mozilla.org/fr/thunderbird/), for emails - [Sublime Text 3dev](https://www.sublimetext.com/3dev), for text and code editing - [VLC](https://www.videolan.org/vlc/), for movies and music - [ownCloud](https://www.owncloud.org/), for file synchronization #### Optional - For security and system: [ClassicShell](http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/), [CCleaner](https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER) - For UI: [f.lux](https://justgetflux.com/), [KDE release for Windows](https://community.kde.org/Windows) at least for Okular PDF viewer (sad, it is not maintained anymore! But [the old KDE Win installer](http://download.kde.org/stable/kdewin/installer/kdewin-installer-gui-latest.exe.mirrorlist) works fine, even on Windows8) - [LibreOffice](https://libreoffice.org/) - Science: see below in the Linux part. Use [Anaconda](https://www.continuum.io/downloads#windows) to install Python3 (only). ### Configuration - Firefox: activate account, wait for sync, restart, test it, it should work as in your previous laptop. If not possible, install your [favorite Firefox extensions](perso.crans.org/besson/firefox-extensions.html), and tune your favorite settings. *Bonus:* Service by service, website by website, log and store the id/password (if you want). - Thunderbird: FIXME does it support Mozilla accounts? If not possible, install your [favorite Thunderbird extensions](http://perso.crans.org/besson/firefox-extensions.html), and tune your favorite settings. - Sublime Text: brutal copy of your previous Windows local ST3 `User` folder, or if not possible, reinstall [PackageControl](https://packagecontrol.io/installation) and install all your packages, then reconfigure them one-by-one ### Material-related - Check that WiFi and Ethernet works - Add your printers, one-by-one ### Games ? - For emulators, use [RomStation](http://www.romstation.fr/accueil): first install [the software](http://www.romstation.fr/romstation/app/setups/RomStation_Setup_fr.exe), then choose which emulator you need, and finally use/download/find [ROMs for the games](http://www.romstation.fr/app=ccs?id=25) you want to play. Try [one of these old games](http://perso.crans.org/besson/top10.en.html#my-10-favorite-gameboy-games)! - For [Steam games](https://store.steampowered.com/), first install [the software](https://store.steampowered.com/about/), then choose which games you want, from [your Steam library](https://steamcommunity.com/). Try [one of these old games](http://perso.crans.org/besson/top10.en.html#my-10-favorite-pc-games)! ---- ## 2. Linux ### OS - Install [(x)](http://www.xfce.org/)[Ubuntu 16.04+](http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/), on a *separate* partition (`ext4`) - Update, upgrade (latest release), update again. Reboot, log in, try everything. It works? Great. Hooray to Ubuntu \o/ - Tune basic OS-related settings to your convenience (locale, time, security, accounts etc) ### Software #### Required - [Mozilla Firefox](https://www.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/), for Internet browsing - [Mozilla Thunderbird](https://www.mozilla.org/fr/thunderbird/), for emails - [Sublime Text 3dev](https://www.sublimetext.com/3dev), for text and code editing - [VLC](https://www.videolan.org/vlc/), for movies and music - [GMusicBrowser](http://gmusicbrowser.org/), for music - A good terminal emulator, like [`xfce4-terminal`](http://docs.xfce.org/apps/terminal/start) - [ownCloud](https://www.owncloud.org/), for file synchronization #### Optional - Python: be sure to have both [Python 2](https://docs.python.org/2/) and [Python 3](https://docs.python.org/3/), both with [`pip`](https://pip.pypa.io/), [`ipython`](https://ipython.org) and [`Jupyter`](https://jupyter.org) installed. `pip`-install at least these: numpy, scipy, matplotlib, sympy, scikit-learn, scikit-image, joblib, h5py, panda, numba, sphinx, sphinx-contrib, spyder, pylint - [Pidgin](http://pidgin.im/), and it's [Facebook plugin](https://github.com/dequis/purple-facebook/wiki), for instant messaging - For UI: [f.lux](https://justgetflux.com/), [Nautilus](https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DefaultFileManager) and [nautilus-terminal](https://bitbucket.org/lbesson/nautilus-terminal) - [LaTeX 2e](http://www.latex-project.org/): install a *full* latex distribution. Optional: remove the documentation - [GNUPlot](http://gnuplot.info/) and [GNU Octave](http://www.octave.org/), with standard packages - [byobu](http://byobu.org/downloads.html), [tmux](https://tmux.github.io/), [tmux-plugin-manager](https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tpm) with at least the [tmux-ressurect](https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tmux-resurrect) [plugin](https://github.com/tmux-plugins/) - [OCaml](https://ocaml.org/): [opam](https://opam.ocaml.org/), ocaml 4.01+, [emacs](https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html) with [tuareg mode](https://github.com/ocaml/tuareg) - Java-based: check that you have a JRE, then install [LibreOffice](https://libreoffice.org/), [GeoGebra](http://www.geogebra.org/) - [Inkscape](https://inkscape.org/en/download/linux/), [GIMP](https://www.gimp.org/) - [Tor Browser](https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html), or [Chromium](http://www.chromium.org/) to have another browser ### Configuration - For Firefox, Thunderbird, SublimeText3, VLC, see the Windows part - Music: copy all your music collection to `~/Music`. Then copy your GMusicBrowser settings, restart it. If not possible, import your music collection into GMusicBrowser manually, and tune it to your preference. - Pidgin: add your Facebook account, [add your Slack accounts](http://faso.com/articles/83324/how-to-set-up-pidgin-with-slack) - NGinx: no extra module, but requires fine configuration - Munin, and [my munin plugins](https://github.com/Naereen/My-Munin-plugins/), requires fine configuration - [uLogMe](https://github.com/Naereen/uLogMe/), require configuration - Cron: for `GenerateStatsMarkdown.sh`, etc ### Material-related - Check that WiFi and Ethernet works - Check you use the latest drivers. Check compatibility with: a VGA and HDMI external screen, your mouse, your headphone - Add your printers, one-by-one - (Optional) If you have one, check that the CD reader/writer works ### Games ? - Nope, not on Linux: it's for working *only* - OK, if you need one, use a free and open-source one: [Legend of Wesnoth](http://wiki.wesnoth.org/WesnothBinariesLinux#Ubuntu) is quite cool ---- ## :scroll: License ? [![GitHub license](https://img.shields.io/github/license/Naereen/Guide-NewLaptop.svg)](https://github.com/Naereen/Guide-NewLaptop/blob/master/LICENSE) [MIT Licensed](https://lbesson.mit-license.org/) (file [LICENSE](LICENSE)), © 2016 [Lilian Besson](https://GitHub.com/Naereen). 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