Module 1 - Prerequisites

Chapter 1 - Four essential commands

Four commands that you should know..

Chapter 2 - Virtualbox

Create a testing environment to try out before actually installing Ubuntu Openbox on your productivity machine. [With video instruction]

Module 2 - Ubuntu OS

Chapter 1 - How to install Ubuntu Operating system without GUI

Install Ubuntu/ Debian Operating system. [With video instruction]

Module 3 - Openbox Window Manager

Chapter 1 - Overview of the installation

Preview all the steps to install a complete Openbox.

Chapter 2 - Install and Configure Openbox

Configure the three most important files of Openbox: menu.xml, autostart and rc.xml

Chapter 3 - Essential desktop environment Components

  • Taskbar
  • File manager (with achieve manager)
  • App for setting wallpaper
  • Network manager
  • Power manager

Chapter 4 - Essential operating system application

  • Terminal emulator
  • Text editor
  • Synaptic
  • Gdebi
  • Task manager (System monitor)

Chapter 5 - Essential operating system features

  • Notification mechanism
  • Audio driver
  • Windows fonts
  • App for taking screenshot
  • App for locking screen

Module 4 - Eye Candy

Chapter 1 - Theme switchers

obconf for changing Openbox themes

lxappearance for changing GTK themes, Icon themes and Cursor themes

Chapter 2 - Openbox theme

Illustrate the installation of my favorite Openbox theme, Mistral

Chapter 3 - GTK theme for the appearance of applications

Illustrate an installation of a my favorite GTK theme, FlatStudioGray

Chapter 4 - Icon theme for Ubuntu Openbox

Illustrate a installation of my favorite icon theme, AwOken

Chapter 5 - Cursor theme for Ubuntu Openbox

Illustrate a installation of my favorite cursor theme, Breeze

Module 5 - Apps

Chapter 1 - Internet Apps

Internet browser (Firefox), email client (Thunderbird), cloud storage (Dropbox), torrent client (Transmission) and download manager (Uget)

Chapter 2 - Multimedia Apps

Media player (Vlc), music player (Audacious/ Cmus), video and audio converter (FFmpeg), image suite (Gimp), image viewer (Viewnior) and screen capture (Shutter)

Chapter 3 - Office Apps

Word processors (LibreOffice Writer), Spreadsheet (Libre Office Calc), Pdf reader (qpdfview) and ebook reader (FB reader)

Chapter 4 - Special apps that need PulseAudio Apps

VOIP (Skype), Screen recording app (Kazam)

Module 6 - Insight

Chapter 1 - More about apt-get

Using the package manager Apt to the fullest

Chapter 2 - Grub bootloader

Manipulating Grub to suite your own booting requirements

Chapter 3 - Maintaining your Debian/ Ubuntu operating system

Learning necessary “housekeeping” tasks to keep your OS as its peak