Minimal Desktop for Ubuntu is a shell script designed to be run following the installation of the Ubuntu command-line system available on the Alternate and Netboot install CDs. It builds a stripped-down graphical environment, allowing the user to select which windowing environment, Web browser, IM client, office suite, and media player they want before they are installed.
linux_ics is designed to make the process of sharing an Internet connection from a Linux computer easier for the average user. It handles configuring the interfaces, setting up NAT, and optionally running a DHCP server. In addition to Ethernet, linux_ics can also share an Internet connection over a WiFi interface in either ad-hoc or master mode.
MOTDstat (Message Of The Day - System Status) will dynamically generate the /etc/motd file with current information about system status and usage. Using crontab, the script will periodically display the status of system resources and services. The original message of the day will be stored in the /etc/motd.orig file. Configuring an email address, you'll receive notifications about the following issues with configurable warning and critical limits: high CPU load, exceeding disk space, intensive usage of swap space, a specific process or network service not running, NTP not synchronized, and too many messages in the mail queue.