GNOME Shell Ubuntu 11.10 - First Impressions

8 Things I did After Installing GNOME Shell in Brand New Ubuntu 11.10

15 Things I Did After Installing New Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot


Customize GRUB2 - StartUp-Manager

(includes instructions for 'Fixing Plymouth with NVIDIA/ATI', if you use NVIDIA cards and the official NVIDIA drivers)

Ubuntu documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/StartUpManager
(the tool is to be found in "Applications > Administration > StartUp Manager")


Stop UAC blacking out the screen

Yeah, my current Acer laptop is not too fast one (compared to my wife's ASUS). And one thing that annoyed me for a long time in Windows 7 was the UAC prompt displaying terribly slow. Today I've had a bit of time to google around, and here's what I've found:
The DisableSecureDesktop Registry Hack from the How-To Geek indeed works very well.
Cool :-)