...as is easy-ubuntu (which does a similar thing).
I can't remember why, though. I'd not rush off and install it until I'd researched the downsides.
Hmm. The Automatix people feel the need to point out that Automatix is perfectly safe. This leads me to believe that it isn't. Why bring it up if it's safe?
OK, some negative stuff about Automatix, on the basis that forewarned is forearmed:
[link|http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/03/12/209257|It's not fire-and-forget]
[link|http://www.getautomatix.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=545|Problems with Adept and Automatix]
[link|http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1949852|Flash failing to install.] I've been here. It's a bug in the preinst script, and you need ruby-fu to fix it.