I left Ubuntu about a year and used automatix for clear type fonts, mp3 support, java2sdk, and other nifty utilities including the ability to use ctrl + alt + del to launch gtop.
My AMD notebook is finally somewhat supported so I gave 8.04 a shot. This is painful to search for each codec and I noticed that ubuntu 8.04 defaults to opensource community repositories which are unstable and hosed my system much to my irration.
Anyway is Automatix gone now? What else can I use to find these great programs all located in a single place?