1. Enable Ubuntu Extra Repositories and Update the System
The first thing you should take care of after a fresh installation of Ubuntu is to enable Ubuntu Extra Repositories
In order to accomplish this step, open from the left Launcher System Settings Software and Updates utility and check
all Ubuntu Software and Other Software (Canonical Partners) repositories. After you finish hit the Close button and wait
the new software repositories:
sudo apt-get update
2. Install Additional Drivers
In order for the system to scan and install additional hardware proprietary drivers, open Software and Updates utility
from System Settings, go to Additional Drivers tab and wait for the utility to scan for drivers.
If some drivers matching your hardware are found, check the drivers you want to install and hit the Apply Changes button
to install it. In case the proprietary drivers are not working as expected, uninstall them using the Revert button or
check Do not use the device and Apply Changes.
3. Install Synaptic and Gdebi Package Tools
Besides Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic is a Graphical utility for apt command line through which you can manage
repositories or install, remove, search, upgrade and configure software packages. Similar way, Gdebi has the same
functionality for local .deb packages. To install this two package managers on your system issue the following command on
# sudo apt-get install synaptic gdebi
4. Add Extended Multimedia Support
By default, Ubuntu comes with a minimal support for media files. In order to play various media formats or manipulate
VLC, Smplayer, Audacious, QMMP, Mixxx, XBMC, Handbrake and Openshot
Use the following command line to install all with one shot:
# sudo apt-get install vlc smplayer audacious qmmp mixxx xbmc handbrake openshot
5. Install Image Applications
the following imaging programs:
GIMP (alternative for Adobe Photoshop), Darktable, Rawtherapee, Pinta, Cheese and Digikam
This applications can be installed from Ubuntu Software Center or all at once by using the following command line on
# sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras darktable rawtherapee pinta
6.Install Archive Applications
To handle most of archive formatted files (zip, tar.gz, zip, 7zip rar etc) install the following packages by issuing the
# sudo apt-get install unace unrar zip unzip p7zip-full sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller
7.Install Chat Application
If you want to talk to people all over the world, here is a list of the most popular chat applications for Linux:
Pidgin, Skype, Telegram
You can install most of them from Ubuntu Software Center or by using the command line:
# sudo apt-get install pidgin skype
# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram -y
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install telegram
8. Install Torrent Software
The most popular torrent applications and peer-to-peer file sharing programs for Ubuntu are:
Deluge, Transmission, Qbittorrent and LinuxDC++
To install your favorite peer-to-peer file sharing application on Ubuntu issue the following command on Terminal.
# sudo apt-get install deluge transmission qbittorren linuxdcpp
9.install Windows Emulator -Wine and Gaming Support – Steam
Wine emulator allows you to install and run Windows applications on Linux. On the other hand, Steam is a popular gaming
on Terminal or use Ubuntu Software Center.
# sudo apt-get install steam wine winetricks
10.instal flash player
sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin
… if you use Dropbox.
sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox
12.Show username on panel:By default current logged-in username doesn’t show on panel, so you can enable it easily.
# gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel true
13.Firewall for Ubuntu:Linux
don’t need Anti-virus but Firewall is important for any kind of
Operating System. UFW is installed by default in Ubuntu but it is
command line and disabled by default. You can install best firewall GUFW
enable and manage it graphically.
# sudo apt-get install gufw
After installation open Dash and Search “GUFW” to configure it.
14.Install Junk Cleaner (Bleachbit):BleachBit
quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free
cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files,
delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there.
Enter following command in terminal to install BleachBit cleaner:
# sudo apt-get install bleachbit
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