Things you need to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Laptop (Dell 5547 i7) and it’s running quite well. So, here is the short guide for a Computer Science Student or any Coder how to make their machine ready!!

Turn On some important repositories that are probably turned off

open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and become a super user.

To be a super user type

sudo su

use admin password

Now Update and Upgrade all the Repositories

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 

Install multimedia codecs

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Install several useful software items:

VLC media player:

sudo apt-get install vlc

Install 7-zip

sudo apt-get install rar

sudo apt-get install p7zip p7zip-rar

GIMP image manipulation program

sudo apt-get install gimp

Unity tweek tool

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Install skype

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ quantal partner” >> /etc/apt/sources.list’

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype

Install Java 8

First you need to add webupd8team Java PPA repository in your system and install Oracle Java 8 using following set of commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

After successfully installing oracle Java using above step verify installed version using following command.

java -version

Configure Java Environment

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

Calendar indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator

Install a weather indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

Install classic menu indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

Fix overheating and extend battery life

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
sudo tlp start

Install Adobe Flash plugin

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Install Google Chrome and Keep

  • Download the Google Chrome web browser at: chrome.google.com
    • Check out your OS type (32 or 64 bit) via System Settings -> Details -> Overveiw.
  • Install the package via Ubuntu Software Center, or by running the below command in terminal

    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_*.deb && sudo apt-get -f install

Install Cairo Dock 

Install the package via Ubuntu Software Center

Install Clementine Music Player

Install the package via Ubuntu Software Center

Install FlareGet Download Manager 

Install the package via Ubuntu Software Center

Install Avro for Bangla Typing 

Open Terminal and enter the following commands one by one.

Step 1: Add ibus-avro repository

sudo add-apt-repository "debhttp://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/sarimkhan/xUbuntu_14.04/ ./"

Step 2: Add key

wget -qhttp://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/sarimkhan/xUbuntu_14.04/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Step 3: Update package list

sudo apt-get update

Step 4: Install ibus-avro

sudo apt-get install ibus-avro-trusty

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