Many Gnu / Linux users start or use the Ubuntu distribution. This distribution is ideal for novice users and most LTS versions. This week Ubuntu LTS has been updated with the release of Ubuntu 18.04. This we already talked about it here! and we have even told you how to install Kubuntu 18.04. But today we are going to tell you what to do after installing Ubuntu 18.04, the post-install call.
Table of Contents
1. Update Ubuntu with the latest
The first thing we have to do is make sure that our system is up to date with updates, that there is nothing since we have recorded the ISO image until the day of installation. For that we open a terminal and write the following:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
2.Install the latest codecs
The next step we have to do is install codecs and other multimedia and web plugins for distribution, for this we open a terminal and write the following:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
3.Enable the minimize button.
The new Ubuntu desktop does not usually bring the minimized button by defaultTo enable it, we just have to write and execute the following in the terminal:
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize'
4.Installation of Tweaks.
Personalization and administration is very important, that is why we will need install Gnome Tweaks or Tweaks, for this we write the following in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweaks-tool
5. Enable night mode on desktop
Ubuntu 18.04 brings with it the use of night mode, that is, the possibility of use the computer monitor without blue light. It is something effective and useful, its activation can be done by going to Settings -> Devices -> Screen.
6. Install the new Ubuntu 18.04 Community theme
Ubuntu 18.04 was expected to have a new desktop theme, but ultimately it doesn't. Nevertheless, can be installed by typing "communitheme" in the Ubuntu Software Center package finder. Once we apply the changes we restart them and we will have the new desktop theme applied.
7. Installation of Supplementary Software
Now that we are in We will use the Ubuntu Software Center to install certain applications that we need. This installation will be done through snap packages. VLC, Spotify or Skype would be good applications to start using the new Software Center.
8. Installing extensions in Gnome
Gnome extensions will also be required in this release. Following the manual that we published a long time ago, you will see what can be done with this new Gnome function.
These steps are the most important but they are not the only ones. Depending on the type of user we are, we can install more software or less, more configurations or less. That depends on each one, but this is basic Do not you think?