Firstly congratulation’s for installing Ubuntu on your system. This tutorials has been published in basic stage. The editor of this article is still working on it to help you setup a better Ubuntu for you.
1. Update All Packages
After installing Ubuntu 15.10 or other older release first thing you should make your system up to date with latest packages. Use the following commands to update your system.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade
2. Install Additional Drivers and Codecs
You should also install additional drivers and codes on your system.
3. Display Name In Top-Right Corner
It will feel good if your name is showing on your Ubuntu system screen. Run below command to show your name on your Ubuntu systems top-right corner.
$ gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel true
4. Disable Guest Account
Guest accounts on a computer can be useful, but some people (myself included) see them as a waste of space.
To disable the guest account, run the command sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and add this line to the end of the file: allow-guest=false
This is a simple configuration file modification which the system reads during each boot up.
5. Install Java
Java is required for running many application’s on Linux platform, So should install java using below 3 commands.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
6. Install Unity Tweak Tool
For getting better experience with Ubuntu install Unity Tweak Tool. It provides an interface manager for changing setting quickly for Unity desktop.
$ sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
7. Connect With Your Social Network
Now connect with your social friends by adding your social accounts to Ubuntu desktop.
8. Install Useful Applications
Install required packages for your system.
$ sudo apt-get install vlc 7zip filezilla google-chrome-stable
9. Install Flash Support for Browsers
Flash player support for browsers are required to play most of the videos in browser. So you must want to install flash player on your Ubuntu desktop using below command.
$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
10. Install TLP Power Management for Laptop
We can say that TLP is the best Power Management tool for Ubuntu laptops. You can install it on your Ubuntu laptop using following commands.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw