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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

10 Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu

 Ubuntu for Linux is a far more productive and effective and customizable operation system. It has been frequently asked by new Linux Ubuntu users what things to do soon after installing Ubuntu. So, i took this into consideration. Here's the answer for the 10 things to do after installing a new Ubuntu.You can read to know the 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu for Linux.

1. Install Simple Backup Suite for Ubuntu

This is the first thing to do after installing Ubuntu
to avoiding losing data in Linux. That is to install Simple Backup
Suite. It's a great desktop backup solution to avoid important data. You
can select which directories to back up, and then transfer the backups
to your external network storage.
    The command is: sudo apt-get install sbackup

2. Expand the Software Repository List

Load Synaptic, go to System -> Administration -> Synaptic
Package Manager. Click in the menu Settings -> Repositories. In
Ubuntu Software mark these repositories that will be accessed from the
    On terminal type: sudo apt-get update, and then sudo apt-get upgrade

10 Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu

3. Install VLC Media Player in Ubuntu

If you prefer not to try to use different applications to play
different media formats. VLC media player plays almost all the media
types. It's a amazing application to play everything from an MP3 file to
a DVD video.
    The commond is: sudo aptitude install vlc and mplayer

4. Install Packing Software for Ubuntu

It's bad when you don't have Internet on your computer/notebook. What
to do if you have to pack or unpack something but the file format can't
be recognized by the system. To prevent from this situation, you can
install a bunch of packing software.
    On terminal type: sudo apt-get install unace rar unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils aish uudeview mpack lha arj cabextract file-roller

5. Get more Graphics with Compiz in Ubuntu

By default, Ubuntu only lets you choose from None, Normal or Extra
Compiz graphics configuration. Now you can install more advanced
graphics settings for compiz to make it more configurable.
    On terminal type: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager gnome-art usplash startupmanager

6. Install Java for Ubuntu

Java is a very important program to install. Many programs like
Azureus need it to run.
    On terminal type: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin; sudo apt-get install equivs ttf-sazanami-gothic ttf-sazanami-mincho

7. Install More Fonts for Ubuntu

Actually, there are a bunch of fonts you can install on your system.
Please note that you don't need to install all of them.

On terminal type:
 sudo apt-get install ttf-larabie-straight ttf-larabie-deco mplayer-fonts

8. Install BitTorrent Client

Deluge: Written in python, great one: sudo apt-get install
Azureus: Use Java to run, very complete but a bit heavy, type: sudo
apt-get install azureus

Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu
    On terminal type: sudo apt-get install azureus

9. Install Gparted - Make Disk Partition Easy

When you need to change your disk partition, you'd better install
Gparted to get ready, which is a great GUI software where you can easily
create, resize and format partitions on your hard disk.
    On terminal type: sudo apt-get install gparted

Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu

10. Get Rid of Unnecessary Stuff for Ubuntu

If you want to keep your Ubuntu clean, you need to uninstall some
software that comes with. Please check if to remove them or not.
    On terminal type: sudo apt-get remove "program name"


  1. um.. one might not exactly need ALL of those softwares.
    I agree for points 1&2 because that's necessary.. 3. VLC is not that great.. SMPlayer or other similar player will do.. Installing codecs for Totem movie player might do but it's advisable to use another player.
    4. There's already an archive manager which supports packing/unpacking in multiple formats.
    Things 5,6&7 are purely optional and not at all mandatory. Try keeping things as simple as possible. Shared resources will only burden the pc and it may lead to crashing of softwares unnecessarily.
    8. Transmission, the bittorrent client, works well enough.. Why Azureus?
    9. Again, optional.. one always has fdisk! :P

    Anyway.. good post. :)

  2. hey alpha it's good to notice that u showed interest in ma post
    but u have some misconception which i'll clear right now

    u said sm player is better
    chk out this link to find out how better it is :p

    and u hav mentioned tht using 3 shared resources will burden the pc, lol then we shouldnt use pc at all. cos then there are many things tht are not available in ubuntu.

    why Azureus?

    Splendid interface(splendid!). Extremely user-friendly. Good connectability and easy to port forward(if it's a first for you). Plug-ins with a few necessitys(soon to be standardized in most BitTorrent clients I asume)such as: Autospeeder(automaticly adjusts your up and download speeds to maximize your download), Safepeer(integrated Peerguardian), two synchronized webs that works alongside the original one and many, many others that ranges from useful to just funny and interesting. More to be expected since it's open source(!)too. Overall a good client that ties the second place with BitTornado(that probably has the lowest recource greed of all the clients I've tried, but scares of newbies with a hardcore interface).

    and lastly gparted is the best cos its got a gui which naive user can easily understand and become usetoo. rather thn using fdisk