27 Things to Do After Fresh Installation of Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop

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Marin Todorov

I am a bachelor in computer science and a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator. Currently working as a Senior Technical support in the hosting industry. In my free time I like testing new software and inline skating.

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16 Responses

  1. Russell Rains says:

    I tried doing a fresh install of Ubuntu and while I finished the install and even got so far as installing Chrome, media codecs, etc, When I turned my PC off and went to use it the next day,

    I received an error where my monitor could not be found. I have tried all sorts of ways to fix this, but still, nothing works. I don’t know what to do as I wiped the drive and tried another install…to the same end. How do I fix this and use my system again?

  2. misha says:

    will some body help me…my ubunto software updater not updating any software

    • Kek says:

      Are you conected to internet?

      Press “cntl + alt + T” and type “sudo apt-get update” Insert your password and press enter. Once this finishs enter “sudo apt-get upgrade”, your password again and enter. You can also do “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade” but I don’t recommend it, it doesnt always work.

  3. geio says:

    wtf? all this article is about install all the closed source software

  4. Kevin Laughton says:

    The #11 Spotify advice is VERY bad from a security perspective.
    You should never recommend for people to put an old encryption library with known vulnerabilities on their system. The better solution is to pull Spotify from their “testing” repos. Spotify team already made the change to use correct libgcrypt in that version.
    Just change the one line in your instructions to this:
    $ echo deb http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
    And delete that entire 2nd part advising people to download the old lib11. Cheers.

  5. Mostafa says:

    Thanks for very well article .
    i think that i need SystemBack .
    articles like this will help to people that GNU/Linux is now very better from few years ago and it can be replacement for windows .

  6. Todd says:

    Sadly, the “move window controls from left side to right side” no longer functions in the Unity Tweak Tools. Ubuntu has set that bug to “wontfix”, forcing your unity desktop to be a Mac instead of a, you know, real computer :)

  7. Nick says:

    Thanks so much great article.

  8. Cushie says:

    Clean Install from downloaded and checked iso.
    Software Centre must also be called from command line with admin privileges.
    Unity Tweak Tool will not install & run without incomprehensible errors.

    • Marin Todorov says:

      Hello Cushie,

      The software center always asked for privileges when performing operations with it. You don’t need to load it with from the command line. Instead, you can use Unity Dash.

      As for the Unity Tweak Tool, what kind of errors did you receive?

  9. Arthur says:

    Step 28. Reinstall Ubuntu 15.10 to get rid of all the cruft you just put on your machine.

    • Hello Artuhr,

      The idea behind this tutorial is to show what you can do to add more functionality to your Ubuntu 15.10 installation. It’s not necessary to use all that software. You can pick the one that you really need to use.

      • Arthur says:

        Hi Marin,

        First, I want to apologize for leaving that obnoxious comment. I appreciate that you are trying to be helpful and I appreciate that it takes a lot of work to put together an article for publication. Partly, it’s me lashing out because I have seen a lot of similar “Top 10 Things to Do…” none of which I find very useful. That’s a personal problem and has nothing to do with you. I’m sure there are some people who read your article will learn something from it.

        Having said that, I do want to offer a bit of criticism that I hope can be received as constructive. If what you say is true, then the headline for this article is misleading. “27 thing TO do …” implies that you should do all of them. Like you said in your comment, “27 things YOU CAN do …” would be a better headline for this article.
        What makes that headline worse is that, if we take #10 for example, you list applications without explaining what they are used for. If this article is meant for newbies, then I think that at least a word or two, or better yet a link to the project, would serve them better. Otherwise it reads as if they need to download everything to get “support for media files”, which is very vague.

        tl;dr I don’t like this article, but I don’t want to be a dick about it.

        • Marin Todorov says:

          Thank you for the feedback Arthur. When you put it that way, indeed the subject may seem misleading to a newbie user. I don’t mind being criticized for my work and point has been taken :) Furthermore thank you for taking the time to go through the article and express your opinion. I encourage all readers to do that!

          I will have a word with our editor and see if we can improve the quality of the article, per your recommendation.

          Marin Todorov

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