TUX Developer Tools
TUX Developer Tools

Ubuntu can be a great power horse penguin with the right set of tools. To help you get started (or if you just reinstalled Ubuntu) here’s TUX’s suggestions and an installer for all of them.

Use the Installer

Use the Tux4Ubuntu-installer by highlighting and copying (Ctrl + C) and open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) the following line of code and press Enter:

sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -Ls https://github.com/Tux4Ubuntu/tux-install/raw/master/install.sh)

Got Stuck? Other Linux Distribution? Keep on reading

This installation process is only gonna cover the “sudo apt install packagename” process. If you’re distribution doesn’t support it we link to each of the softwares installation guides. But we’re all thankfull if you comment how you solved it.

Visual Studio Code

1) Add their package key (if you trust Microsoft that is, but I say it’s fine :P /TUX):

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > /tmp/microsoft.gpg
sudo mv /tmp/microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg

2) Add Microsofts repo to yours so it will keep on being updated

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

3) Update and install code

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install code

For more information and further install instructions: https://code.visualstudio.com/


1) Add GIMP Edge repository (so you always have the latest version, since it can be quite a big difference in GIMP’s case)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge

2) Update and install

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-gmic

GIT and SSH keys

1) First, install git:

sudo apt install git

2) Add your username and email (I don’t use my own so I don’t get spammed /TUX)

git config --global user.name "YOUR USERNAME"
git config --global user.email "nottoday@gmail.com"

3) Now, if you haven’t set up your SSH Keys already it’s time for that now. Run this command and just follow the instructions.


4) If you went with the default name “id_rsa” then add them by using this command (if you used another name, just replace [id_rsa] with what you chose)

ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa

5) Then to add Github to your allowed hosts, you can run this command:

ssh -T git@github.com

6) Now if you want you can run this command to copy your public key to your clipboard.

sudo apt install xclip && xclip -sel clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

7) Then paste your newly copied public key to Github under “SSH and GPG Keys” under settings

For more information: GitHub’s guide


1) Install it from the command line:

sudo apt-get install tilda

2) Optional: Make it boot by open “Startup Applications” and press Add. Tilda is located at: /usr/bin/tilda

For more information and further install instructions: https://code.visualstudio.com/

Josef Norlin
October 10, 2018

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