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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Software

Java

ūüďĖ Important: Installs OpenJDK Runtime Environment.

sudo apt-get install default-jdk

Sublime Text

Install the GPG key:

wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Add the upstream repository to your package sources with the commands:

echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

The package may be installed via package management tools:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text

Development

Build Essential

Sooner or later you will have to install a C/C++ compiler.

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

Python Virtualenv

$ sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv

If you want to use virtualenvwrapper as well (recommended)

$ sudo apt-get install virtualenvwrapper

Then add the following to the bottom of your .bashrc

if [ -f "$(which virtualenvwrapper_lazy.sh)" ]; then
    . $(which virtualenvwrapper_lazy.sh)
fi

Customize the relevant environment variables in .profile

export VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_VIRTUALENV_ARGS='--no-site-packages'
export WORKON_HOME=$HOME/.virtualenvs
export PROJECT_HOME=$HOME/Projects

Better Power Management

Add the TLP-PPA to your package sources with the commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
$ sudo apt-get update

The packages may be installed via package management tools:

$ sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw

To see how to configure it yourself check the TLP project configuration page1

Tips and Tricks

Fix ugly Windows fonts

If you open a document that uses Calibri (or other Windows font) the rendering will look ugly. To fix it disable embedded bitmap fonts for your user and let fontconfig use the better Linux rendering with these fonts.

Create ~/.config/fontconfig/conf.d/20-no-embedded.conf with:

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
<fontconfig>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="hinting">
   <bool>false</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
</fontconfig>