(Last Updated On: August 12, 2018)

Ubuntu is one of the most used Linux Desktop operating systems in the world. It is very stable, easy to use, and running on the cool unity-desktop environment. After a few days, a new release of Ubuntu Distro is released. We are going to see how you can make a new Ubuntu installation suitable for daily needs. If you are installing Ubuntu for the first time it is okay. We also have a tutorial about Top Ten Must Do Things After Installing Kali Linux

The most important stuff include drivers, audio and video codecs, flash player, archive manager, wallpapers and other core utilities needed for daily operations. All you need to know is minimum knowledge on apt-get, sudo command and using dpkg to install Debian packages. If you are new to Linux you can check Must Know 30 Linux Commands For New Users. Let’s get started.

1.)  Do system update and upgrade

sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade -y

2.) Install Torrent Clients, any of the following:

sudo apt-get install qbittorent
sudo apt-get install deluge
sudo apt-get install transmission

3)Install VLC Media Player and All codecs

 sudo apt-get install vlc

4) Install  File roller and archive Manager

sudo apt-get install unace unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller

5) Install Missing Codecs

sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg mencoder flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123

6) Install Virtualbox, Leafpad, vim

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms virtualbox leafpad vim

7) Install Mysql 

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

8) Install Apache web server

sudo apt-get install apache2

9) Install PHP5 packages

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

10) Install PHPMyAdmin editor

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

11) Install Gimp image editor

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin-get install gimp

12) Install sysv-rc-conf the chkconfig replacement

 sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

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