Top 7 Things You’ll Mostly Need to Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

2. Install Core Internet Applications

Install some core internet applications; Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerux somes preinstalled with Firefox like every other Ubuntu distro before it however, it’s not the world’s most used browser and still lags behind Chromium – the open source version of Chrome — in terms of features and functionality.

You’ll find Chromium in the new Gnome application manager that ships with Ubuntu Xenial Xerux 16.04 LTS.

The other recommended applications to download include but not limited to:

  1. Skype – One if the world’s most popular VOIP service.
  2. Pidgin – Probably the best IM client.M
  3. Deluge – One of the best torrenting app.
  4. Mega – Free cloud backup with 50GB storage.
  5. CrashPlan – Always have your system backed up either locally or in the cloud for easy recovery later.
  6. Telegram – Privacy-centric multi-platform service.
  7. Uget – Easily one of the best download manager for Linux.
  8. Tor – Download the Tor browser for a complete anonymity online.

3. Install a Replacement Music App – Clementine

Clementine is by far the most superior multi-platform music playing app out there for Linux and it’s feature set is unmatched; it blows every other app out of the water be it VLC, Rthythmbox, Audacious etc.

Perhaps the most prominent feature of Clementine is its ability to connect you to online music streaming services without the need of firing up a web browser or a specific third party app for each service.

You can simply connect your (Premium) Spotify account,,, Google Drive, Onedrive, just to name a few.

Clementine also has its own built-in equalizer and you can download it via the Software center of open up the terminal, input:

$ sudo apt-get install clementine

and should be done in no time.

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Other noteworthy media applications that we almost always recommend you download include:

  1. VLC – the universal media player that has an extensive list of supported formats.
  2. Audacity – a simple minimalistic audio editing tool for both beginners and pro alike; comes with quite the list of features that will allow you maximize the extent at which you can modify an audio file or even create.
  3. Kodi (formerly XBMC) – the open source home theater submerges you in an entire media-centric universe that will has an extensive support for media files; ranging from your standard .MP3 files to the most obscure formats you can think of, be it under the music, video or photos category; Kodi will most likely have support for it.

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13 thoughts on “Top 7 Things You’ll Mostly Need to Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10/16.04”

  1. Hi, I am having windows 10(v1703) but while installing the Ubuntu it is not showing install Ubuntu alongside windows. can you help me?

  2. Hello,

    I am trying to install ia32-libs package on Ubuntu 16.04, but i can’t do, how can i install what are the required dependencies?

    • @Naresh,

      I think package ia32-libs has been deprecated. I think you’re trying to install a application that might depends on ia32-libs package. If you exactly tell us what you trying to do, we could help you out with better solution..

  3. I recently installed ubuntu along side my pre-installed windows 8. But during startup my windows8 boots first. If I want to boot ubuntu I have to press esc key, F9 before I will see grub. Please someone should please help me

  4. Are you using 16.04 in the screen shots, it looks exactly the same as 15.10 what are the improvements in new version, why should i care to upgrade./

  5. It sounds a bit like a joke when you affirm that firefox
    “it’s not the world’s most used browser and still lags behind Chromium – the open source version of Chrome — in terms of features and functionality.”
    firefox is globally consuming less resources than chromium, it still has more extensions and plug-in than chormium (and much betters if you lok for adavnced feature) and the argument that chrome is more popular is not relevant for a GNU-Linux user (or he will use windows)
    I am not convinced at all by your top7 stuffs to do straight after installing ubuntu… I don’t really see anything very important apart of “sudo update &&. sudo upgrade”
    What about being able to see flash video? Isn’t that more important to many users than to have various packet manager – that do the same thing- installed?
    Spotify, skype… That’s realy what you “advice” to install and what you use as a GNU-Linux fan?
    Come on! We are expecting a bit more from you.
    It is certainly not recommended to install skype from microsoft in a GNU-Linux distibution, hell no!

    • point well made. thanks. i’ll update the article in nearer future. As for skype, it multi-platform and still remians one of the most used VoIP services around the world so it’s oly fair that i added it as one of the recommended apps to for those who may need it..


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