With the growing popularity of Ubuntu and it’s incredibly easy to use interface, more and more users are giving it a try as a secondary OS. But the problems really occurs when they have finished installing and don’t know exactly what to do after it. There are indeed certain things which must be done after installing Ubuntu to ensure its smooth and problem-free functioning, like installing updates etc., certain plugins, drivers, etc need to be installed to ensure that all the devices are working smoothly and properly. There are certain application that can greatly increase the effectiveness of Ubuntu and increase your productivity by leaps and bounds. All these and many more things are covered in this post. So lets begin, shall we ?
Change Software Download source
Click on the following icon and type “Software Updater” and click on it.
Once this window appears, open the “Other Software ” tab. Make sure that Canonical Partners and Canonical Partners (Source Code), both are checked.
First and foremost update your system. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T and type the following Command
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Enter the password when prompted to and press Enter.
Press Y or y and press Enter when asked to:
The following screen will appear:
Install Additional Drivers
Search for “Additional Driver ” and click on the icon that appears.
It will instantly start checking for drivers.
You can continue using the drivers installed by default or you can simply install the updates available.
Installing Basic Utility Software’s:
This is usually done to avoid errors with RAR files.
Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T and type the following command :
sudo apt-get install rar
Install VLC Player
VLC is one of the best media players available in the market. Open the terminal by typing Ctrl + Alt + T and type the following command
sudo apt-get install vlc
Open the terminal and type the following command to install Java
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre-headless
If you are not satisfied with the current looks and configuration of Ubuntu you can use this Tweak Unity Tool to make all the changes under one roof, ranging from tweaking the Dash, Unity Launcher, icon theme, etc.
Open the terminal and type the following command:
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
Install TLP to improve battery life and overheating issues.
TLP is the advancement tool for Linux that helps to apply various tweaks / settings automatically to resolve overheating issues and improve battery life based on your Linux distribution and hardware.
Open the terminal and type the following command to install TLP.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
sudo tlp start
Explore Beyond the Horizon
You also explore the wide variety of applications available for download at the Ubuntu Software Center
We hope that it will help you get going with ubuntu, and give you an awesome experience.