configuring new users
I have an ubuntu 8.04 running on my pc. I have more or less exclusive use of my pc. My first uid was defined during install just recently and has admin privileges; I have also defined two others for my own use with lesser privileges. I'd like to define one or two more uids, not for me, but for other users of my pc as well.
What I want is to get the uids desktops to appear and behave as closely as possible to that of the admin one. My cli for the lesser uids, for instance, behave differently from that of the admin one. The prompts are different; there is no autocmplete feature, the up/down keys behave differently, etc. What's the easiest way to have a common set of features for the cli for all users I defined on my pc/ubuntu?
What about the general appearance of the desktop? Icons, launchers, etc. As I said, I'd like just about all of them to look the same -- at least at the beginning. Do I have to configure them manually whenever I add a new user? Or is there a feature that can "automagically" produce a consistent appearance for all users in ubuntu 8.04, i.e. a different default appearance/configuration than what I am getting now?