Top 7 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop

Top 7 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu - I made this tutorial for beginners and covers some basic steps on what you should do after you've installed Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" Desktop version on your machine to customize the system and install basic programs for daily usage.

You can dual boot: Linux and Windows by following our previous post Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows - With Complete Pics.

Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop

Enable Ubuntu Extra Repositories and Update The System

First, you should to enable ubuntu extra repositories and update the system to keep up-to-date the system with last software updates and security patches. Open System Settings -> Software and Updates.

A new window will appear, then check all Ubuntu software and Other Software (Canocical Partners) repositories. Now you can hit Close button and wair for utility to reload . Open a terminal, type and run :

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Install Additional Drivers

Second is install additional drivers. To do this you can open from System Settings -> Software and Update -> Additional Drivers. Wait until finish scan for drivers.

If some drivers found and match with your hardware, check the drivers you want install then hit Apply Changes to start install it. But, if drivers are not working as expected, you can uninstall them using Revert or check Do not use the device and Apply Changes.

Install Synaptic and Tweak Tools

Synaptic is a Graphical utility for apt command line through which you can manage repositories or install, remove, search, upgrade and configure software packages. Gdebi has the same functionality for local .deb packages.

apt-get install synaptic gdebi

Disable Unnedeed Startup Application

We need this to improve sytem startup speed. Reveal hidden startup application by following command, open Startup Application and uncheck unnedeed applications during login process.

sed -i ‘s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g’ /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Install Image Application

I think image manipulation programs is application you should install after install Ubuntu. We recommend you to some application. Here the list :
  1. GIMP
  2. Pinta 
  3. Darktable
  4. Rawtherapee
  5. Inkscape
  6. Shotwell
  7. Cheese
  8. Digikam

Install Multimedia Support

Ubuntu comes with minimal suppor for media files. To play media files formats like music and video, here I write appilcation you can use : Audacious, VLC, QMMP, Smplayer, Handbrake, XBMC, Mixxx, Openshot. Beside of list application above.

We also need to install ubuntu-restricted-extras and Java support packages to decode and support other restricted media formats. And then to enable DVD Playback and other multimedia codecs. You can follow this commands :

apt-get install audacious vlc qmmp smplayer handbrake xbmc mixxx openshot
apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras openjdk-8-jdk
apt-get install ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad lame libavcodec-extra

Probably you want to play a favorites music with linux terminal Play Music From Linux Console.

Install Archive Application and Wine

To play and manage with most archive formatted files likes rar, zip, tar.gz, 7zip, and etc install by type and run the below command :

apt-get install unace unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller

Then for next is wine. As most of we know wine is applications which allows to install and run Windows applications on your Linux. To install it open your terminal and run the below commands :

apt-get install steam wine winetricks

Install Download Manager

For this point you should to read my previous post Best Linux Download manager

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