New Desktop Checklist

Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-07-13 | Last Updated: 2020-07-13

Similar to the list of things I need to do to set up a server, setting up a desktop system is relatively simple (especially now that I’ve created a script that does a lot of it for me). Below is a list of basic things I do when setting up a new Debian system on one of my laptop or desktop computers:

Unfortunately the setup script which does the hard work for me doesn’t work for non-Debian systems, but right now Debian is the only distribution I use full-time. If I switch to Alpine or Gentoo then I’ll make and post scripts for those too.

This is my sixty-ninth (nice!) post for the #100DaysToOffload challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at