We tried to make the installation (and upgrade) of the SIFT workstation as simple as possible, so we create the SIFT Bootstrap project, which is a shell script that can be downloaded and executed to convert your Ubuntu installation into a SIFT workstation.

Check the project out at


Using wget to install the latest

wget --quiet -O - | sudo bash -s -- -i

Using curl to install the latest

curl --silent -L | sudo bash -s -- -i

Using wget to install the latest, configure and use apply the SIFT theme

wget --quiet -O - | sudo bash -s -- -i -s -y