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    Default Things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat



    A freshly installed Ubuntu is like a small baby, it will learn only if it is taught, likewise Ubuntu initially lacks video and audio codecs and the style, word processors, photo applications and many useful tools. It is good when you tweak and install the softwares you need and upgrade the user interface. I am going to show you the possible software and features you will be needing :

    Note:- The commands used should be typed in the Terminal. (To open terminal go to Applications–>Accessories–> Terminal or press Ctrl+Alt+T). And you will also need Internet connection.

    1. Update your system

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

    Now all your programs will run on the last version.

    2. Anti-Virus

    Windows equivalent : AVG AntiVirus, NAV, TrendMicro, F-Prot, Kaspersky

    Ubuntu equivalent : ClamAV, Avast

    ClamAV

    sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk

    Access it through System Tools → Virus Scanner

    Avast

    wget http://files.avast.com/files/linux/a...3.0-2_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

    Access it through Accessories → avast! Antivirus

    3. Essential tools for Compiling from Sources

    sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall cdbs devscripts dh-make fakeroot libxml-parser-perl check avahi-daemon

    4. Java runtime environment

    Java is a very important thing to install, now that many programs like Azureus need it to run. So type:

    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin equivs
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    Default Windows Equivalent Multimedia Applications is Ubuntu 10.10

    5. Multimedia

    Windows Equivalent : Windows Media Player, Real Player, vlc, Mplayer

    Ubuntu equivalent : vlc, mplayer, Helix Player

    To have Ubuntu playing all kinds of stuff, you need to install many codecs. So on the Terminal, type:

    * Installing vlc and mplayer (plays almost everything):

    sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer

    * Common packs

    sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev

    * Gstreammer 0.10

    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-schroedinger gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse totem-gstreamer

    * More programs

    sudo apt-get install gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras

    * Enable dvd support

    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./install-css.sh

    * Flash

    sudo apt-get install gsfonts gsfonts-x11 flashplugin-nonfree
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    Default How to Run Windows softwares in Linux

    7. Missing Windows software ?? Run Windows softwares in Linux!!!

    Run Windows Applications such as 7zip, Google Sketchup, AutoCAD, Dreamwaver, Flash MX, Fireworks MX, IE6, IE7, Safari, Itunes, Windows Media Player and many more…

    Play Windows Games in Linux like Age Of Empires, Call Of Duty, Diablo, Fear, Fallout, Far Cry, Grand Theft Auto, Half Life, Halo, Hitman, Max Payne, Need For Speed, Prince Of Persia, Sim City Star Wars, The Simsworld of warcraft , Tomb Raider, Warcraft, World Of Warcraft, Counterstrike and many other can be played. Install Playonlinux. It’s based on wine. Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs in Linux.

    sudo apt-get install wine playonlinux

    8. App Runner

    App Runner is a small open source utility that makes it very easy to run any type of program/executable/script on any distro/OS that uses the nautilus file manager: Debian/Ubuntu/Super OS/Fedora/etc

    wget http://hacktolive.org/files/app_runn...Runner_0.2.deb && sudo dpkg -i App_Runner_0.2.deb

    Then right-click the file -> Scripts -> Run This App or Run This App (root)

    9. Clipboard Management

    By Default in ubuntu when u copy something from an application and closes the application u will not be able to access it from the clipboard. And also when u copy severals text in serial u only have the last on available to you in the clipboard. To solve that install either of the following but Glipper is better because it supports plugins.

    Glipper

    sudo apt-get install glipper

    Then right click ur panel → Add to Panel then drag Clipboard Manager to ur panel

    Parcellite

    sudo apt-get install parcellite

    10. Archiver/ Packing software

    Windows equivalent : winrar, zip, 7zip

    Ubuntu equivalent : tar, unrar, p7zip, arj, unace

    It’s bad when you don’t have Internet on your computer/notebook, but you have to pack/unpack something but the file format isn’t recognized by the system. To prevent from this bad situation, you can install a bunch of packing software by typing this on the terminal:

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

    11. Graphical web browser

    Windows equivalent : Internet explorer, firefox, opera

    Ubuntu equivalent : Firefox, opera, chromium

    Opera

    sudo apt-get install opera

    Firefox (installed by default)

    sudo apt-get install firefox

    Chromium (open source equivalent of Google Chrome)

    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n

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    12. Download Manager

    Windows equivalent : Free download manager

    Ubuntu equivalent : Multiget

    MultiGet

    It is a http/ftp downloader with a nice GUI for linux desktop users. It can run on almost all desktops without any configuration. It has many powerful functions comparing to others.

    sudo apt-get install multiget

    Access it through Applications → Internet → MultiGet

    13. Graphical Email client

    Windows equivalent : Outlook

    Ubuntu equivalent : Evolution, Thunderbird

    Evolution (installed by default in Maverick)

    sudo apt-get install evolution

    Access it through Applications → Internet → Evolution Mail

    Thunderbird

    sudo apt-get install thunderbird

    Access it through Applications → Internet → Mozilla Thunderbird Mail/News .

    14. Instant Messanging protocal clients

    Windows equivalent : MSN messenger, Yahoo messenger, QQ, AIM, Gtalk, ICQ,IRC

    Ubuntu equivalent : Empathy, Pidgin, emesene

    Empathy IM Client (installed by default)

    Add the related launchpad repository :

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa && sudo apt-get update

    Then install it by running the following :

    sudo apt-get install empathy telepathy-mission-control-5 telepathy-gabble telepathy-butterfly telepathy-haze telepathy-idle telepathy-salut telepathy-sofiasip libtelepathy-farsight0 python-tpfarsight galago-eds-feed python-galago python-galago-gtk msn-pecan

    Access it through Applications → Internet → Empathy IM Client .

    Pidgin

    Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once. Supported chat networks: AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo!, Zephyr

    Add the launchpad repository :

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa && sudo apt-get update

    Then install it :

    sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-lastfm pidgin-guifications msn-pecan pidgin-musictracker pidgin-plugin-pack pidgin-themes

    Access it through Applications → Internet → Pidgin Internet Messenger .

    Emesene only for MSN Messenger.

    Add the launchpad repository :

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bjfs/ppa && sudo apt-get update

    Then install it :

    sudo apt-get install emesene

    Access it through Applications → Internet → Emesene .

    15 . VOIP

    Windows equivalent : skype

    Ubuntu equivalent : skype

    Skype

    sudo apt-get install skype

    Access it through Applications → Internet → Skype

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