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How do I set up a default GNOME and KDE desktop for every new user I will create?

I'm trying to set up an image of Ubuntu Lucid to install on some PCs at work. For that I'd like to add and remove some programs, settings, menus etc. I've heard about the /etc/skel directory. If I ...
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Installing git to be used in a multi-user system

I need to install git on a server that will be shared and accessed by multiple users. I assume I will use git+ssh, so each user will have a system account, but how do I go about install git and a ...
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How do I change the guest session defaults

I have a quite tunned up gnome desktop and I would like for the guest session to share most of the user settings, this includes: Gtk and Metacity themes. Number of panels, placement and applets. ...
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Which process creates the 'Desktop' folder?

I don't use gnome nor kde desktops because my system isn't as fast as they require it to be, but even when I don't use them, a 'Desktop' folder is always in my home dir, I've delete it several times ...
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How can I restrict program access to other users?

I'm setting up a new user account, and I want to allow access to only certain programs for just that account. How would I go around doing that?
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How can I change the default user shown in the login screen?

Well, the title is pretty much it. When I start my system I always get the same user on the login screen (this is the original user created when the system was first installed). How can I change that ...
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Ubuntu and Windows Server 2008 NFS

Background I am trying to configure NFS on my Windows Server 2008 with UNIX Extensions to be able to connect to Ubuntu. However in 2008 you need AD to activate User Profile Mappings. Windows can ...
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No Panels for Other user in xubuntu

My xsession when logged in with other user than myself doesnot show the default two panels. All I get is the desktop with wallpaper. Anyone got any idea what is wrong ? I am using xubuntu 10.04. It ...