sudo apt-get install \
    chromium-browser calibre \ # browser
    ibus-rime \ # input methods
    audio-recorder \ # multi-media
    google-drive-ocamlfuse \  # cloud-sync
    telegram \  # email, chat
    rofi i3 tmux \  # wm, multiplexer
    unity-tweak-tool arch-theme papirus-icon-theme \ # theme
    python3 yarn mongodb-org  \ # dev
sudo dpkg \
    slack hiri \  # email, chat

  • Shadowsocks
  • Aria2
    • chinese tutorial to help you directly download large files from
    • add the following snippet to ~/.aria/aria2.conf to enable daemon mode and logging warning to disk, according to this tutorial
    • start: just run aria2c

    #log file
    log=/var/log/aria2.log log-level=warn daemon=true

  • VirtualBox
    • Install WinXP Deepin Lite is enough
    • Press Right Ctrl (Host Key) to stop keyboard capture (by Guest OS), so you can use Host OS hotkey
    • create winxp.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications/

    [Desktop Entry] Name=WinXP - VirtualBox GenericName=PC virtualization solution Comment=Run several virtual systems on a single host computer Type=Application Exec=VBoxManage startvm “WinXP” TryExec=VirtualBox MimeType=application/x-virtualbox-vbox;application/x-virtualbox-vbox-extpack;application/x-virtualbox-ovf;application/x-virtualbox-ova; Icon=virtualbox Categories=Emulator;Utility;

  • Terminator
    • install: sudo apt install terminator
    • some key bindings:
      • Ctrl+Shift+e/E → Vertical tab division
      • Ctrl+shift+o/O → Horizontal tab division
      • Ctrl+Tab → Switch between the terminals
      • Ctrl+Shift+t/T → Tab Division
      • Ctrl+Shift+q/Q → Quits Terminator
  • Shutter: a screentshot utility
  • Synapse: Search everything you do, with Ctrl + Space
  • Thunderbird: an email client
  • Shotwell: an image viewer
  • Wiznote: for note-taking, with various desktop and mobile clients
  • Insomnia: a beautiful RESTful API client
  • WPS Office, Chrome, SublimeText, WebStorm, and more
  • Disk usage visualisation tool:


Smoothly switch between VirtualBox virtual machine (vm) and Lubuntu

  • First Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in your vm
  • Send your vm window to your desktop 2, and enter Fullscreen Mode by hitting Host + F
  • When focused in vm, first hit Host (Right Ctrl) to escape keyboard capture, then hit Ctrl + Alt + ← or Ctrl + Alt + → to switch between desktop 1 and desktop 2