Saturday, April 30, 2016

Top 7 things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04

1.Enable Partner Repositories : 

The partner repositories are another source of software , but for those with restrictive licenses that mean the general public cannot simply share them. These are official repo's that already are added but disabled in Ubuntu. This command enables them. Software&Updates can be accessed through system-settings or by doing a Dash search.



After enabling the repository we are going to do a system update & upgrade :




2.Adjust privacy settings :




 3.Installing firewall GUI for easier firewall control:

sudo apt install gufw (for firewall GUI)
sudo gufw



(To enable firewall via command line open a terminal and type in  sudo ufw enable) 


4.Install Synaptic & Gdebi package tools:

sudo apt install synaptic sudo apt install gdebi 

5.Enable DVD playback on Ubuntu :

Since Medibuntu is no longer available, you have to install libdvdcss2 repository manually. Download it from the link below:


6.Install VLC for video and audio playback: 

sudo apt install vlc 

7.Install ubuntu-restricted-extras : 

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Optional :

Flash player has become obsolete  and will be installed along with ubuntu-restricted-extras . Use the following command to remove it :

sudo apt remove flashplugin-installer