Setting Up Dell XPS 13 Laptop with Xubuntu 18.10

I’ve recently bought a new Dell XPS 13, and installed Xubuntu 18.10.

I just wanted to jot down all the things I’ve done to set it up with the software I often use, partly so it’s easier for me next time!

  1. Update everything
  2. Install stuff I use all the time
  3. Install hugo (for this blog!)
  4. git aliases to reduce typing
  5. oh-my-zsh
  6. Configure Oh My Zsh
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install vim openjdk-11-jdk net-tools git ripgrep chromium-browser openvpn curl zsh
snap install hugo --channel=extended
git config --global status
git config --global checkout
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"
vim ~/.zshrc

Configure ZSH

I use the alias up to do an update and also I’ve started to use z which helps a lot with navigating around directories.

plugins=(z git)
alias up='sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade'