Monday, February 28, 2011

10 Things to do immediately after installing Ubuntu or XUbuntu 2011

1. Install Google Chrome

To install Google Chrome you can go to and click Download Google Chrome Button and follow the downloading procedure.


Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center and Search for "Google Chrome" and you will get Google Chromium Web Browser as search result. Click "Install" to automatically get installed.

2. Install VLC

VLC player is the most downloaded and most distributions supported Video and Audio Player. And VLC supports many video and audio formats.

To download and install, open the terminal and write:

sudo apt-get install vlc

If terminal ask for a password type the root password. 
Note: When you write you will not see the password. 

3. Adobe Flash Player

To view most web pages online you must install Adobe Flash Player. Google Chrome has it's own Adobe Flash Player and you don't need to install Adobe Flash Player if you only use Google Chrome. But for Mozilla Firefox and other browsers you must install Adobe Flash Player.

To install, type in termianl:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

4. Install MPlayer.

Yet, another advanced but very simple video and audio player.

sudo apt-get install mplayer


sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

5.  Installing Unrar

sudo apt-get -y install unrar 

1 comment:

  1. Um . . . this is only five things, not ten, but they are a good five things. Thanks. :D