Ubuntu

which git
sudo apt-get install git

Apply Gnome 3 settings (for things like trackpad settings, screen brightness, etc)

Change the Terminal background.

  • Preferences -> Profiles -> Unnamed -> Colors"
  • Uncheck "Use colors from system theme"

Change the desktop background. (right-click on the desired image in a file explorer and choose "Set as Desktop Background.")

Install your preferred editor.

Launch and configure your browser

Launch the System Monitor. Select to see all processes.

Install Docker / Docker-compose

Install a password manager

sudo apt install keepassxc

Generate ssh-keys
Install an ssh server if you plan to connect to the machine remotely

Install other applications, as needed.