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I am going to install Ubuntu 12.04, and I wonder if I should trust/run the .sh script proposed on this site: Things to do after Installing Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

By the way, do I need to anything in particular after installing Ubuntu?

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As a rule of thumb you should never run a script you don't understand or copy and paste something directly from an untrusted web page into a shell, especially a root shell! It could be something entirely different from what appears on the web page and therefore execute arbitrary command. reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1bv54e/… –  David Foerster Dec 6 '13 at 20:01
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In fact you will learn a lot more if you do the steps one-by-one, rather than just run the .sh script. This also has the advantage that you can check whether the proposed software is still being maintained. To give but one example: today one would no longer advise to install Firestarter.

Also, as a general rule you should not trust the internet.

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Don't trust this comment (I love paradoxes :)... and smilies within brackets :) ) –  MadMike Oct 7 '13 at 15:59
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