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Things you need after installing Ubuntu

Posted by Gaurav Vasistha on December 19,2016 , views (736)

If you've just installed Ubuntu for the first time and are wondering "what now?", You've come to the right place. Here are the list of things you need to do after installing ubuntu. And one thing i recommend is to use terminal to do all the task, because if you do things the way you did in windows then why bother using ubuntu.

1. Installing Updates.

The very first thing to do after installing Ubuntu is open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and runthe following command

sudo apt-get update

when prompted type in your password.

This simply makes sure your list of packages from all repositories and PPA's is up to date. If you do not run this command, you could be getting older versions of various packages you are installing, or worse, dependency issues.

2. Installing Tweak Tools

Ubuntu by default is not so flexible with the desktop customization and since you probably used windows before it would seem logical to want something similar. In order to do so you need to install tweak tools.

I installed gnome tweak tools which is cool but it will be using most of your RAM at all times. Even so if you want to install it

go to terminal and run the following.

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

type your password when prompted

This command will install Gnome desktop.after the installation is completed simply log out of the computer and click on the settings button and choose a theme.

But i have to warn you that Gnome will eat your RAM. There are other tools like ubuntu tweak and conky manager which also help in desktop customization.

3.Installing chrome.

You can install chromium browser which is the open-source version of chrome and is present in the universal repository. To install chromium browser simply type the following command in terminal.

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

type the password when prompted.

or if you want to install google chrome stable which is available in the 3rd party repo, follow these steps.

i. Add key

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

ii. Set repository

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64]  stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

iii. Install Package

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

4.Installing text editors.

Another important thing to install after installing ubuntu is to install text editors. I use Sublime text editor which is awesome but it is not available in software center. In order to install sublime text just run these commands in terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer

5.Installing VLC Media player and codecs.

install CURL tool

sudo apt-get install curl

load VideoLAN repository

<p>curl | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list
sudo apt-get update</p>

install VLC and Mplayer, and their support elements

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-data vlc-plugin-pulse browser-plugin-vlc mplayer2

install remaining Ubuntu 'restricted extras' (146 MB when installed, skip if space is critical)

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

enable full DVD support (depending on which Ubuntu release, these three packages may already be installed)

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

6. Installing Synaptic package manager.

Synaptic is a package manager that gives you the same control that you get using apt-get in a terminal window in Ubuntu 13.10. Here's how you can install it.

sudo apt-get install synaptic

These are some of the first things that need to be done after installing ubuntu.

If you awe wondering why my teminal looks different it is because i downloaded terminator.

it is available in the repository so all you need to do is

sudo apt-get install terminator

and lastly, most of the things we did can be done from ubuntu software center but where is the fun in that.

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