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I did not wish to reinstall Windows XP. I tried fixing it with virus scanners and registry cleaners, recovery tools and so on, but it remained infected, slow, buggy, and increasingly weird. So I saved what I could, wiped out the hard drive, and started over...

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Ubuntu Tweak

ubuntu tweak screenshot

Ubuntu Tweak allows you to tweak various ubuntu settings in one place, clean your system and many other useful tasks.

Installing Ubuntu Tweak

Add following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu intrepid main

And execute following commands to install ubuntu tweak.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y --force-yes install ubuntu-tweak

auto-apt - On-demand Package Installer

auto-apt is useful to people who install things from source. Have your ever had frustration with ./configure ? because of gazillion number of dependencies which weren't already installed. Well auto-apt solves this problem by installing packages on the spot when your are doing ./configure to check perquisites.


As usual you have to install this if you want to use it. Use following command to install auto-apt package.

sudo apt-get -y install auto-apt

And execute following commands to populate its database and make it usable.

sudo auto-apt update && sudo auto-apt updatedb && sudo auto-apt update-local


Form now on instead of executing the command


use the command

auto-apt run ./configure

Thats it auto-apt will look for missing perquisites and installs them on demand.