20 Things To Do After Installing Elementary OS Freya

Published on June 8, 2015 by

Here is a guide for things to do after installing Elementary OS Freya to get a more polished desktop.

01 – Update your system

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist upgrade

02 – Install additional drivers

Software & Updates – Additional Drivers

03 – Install Multimedia Codecs and Enable DVD Playback

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly libavcodec-extra-54 libvdpau-va-gl1 libmad0 mpg321 gstreamer1.0-libav

Enable DVD Playback

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.s­h

04 – Install VLC Media Player

sudo apt-get install vlc

05 – Install Plugin Flash Player and Pepper Flash

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer pepperflashplugin-nonfree

06 – Install JAVA

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java9-installer

07 – Install Support for Archive Formats and Restricted Extras

sudo apt-get unace rar unrar p7zip-rar p7zip sharutils uudeview mpack arj cabextract lzip lunzip

08 – Install LibreOffice Suites

sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-gtk libreoffice-style-sifr

09 – Install Additional Web Browser

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser firefox

10 – Install Torrent Client

sudo apt-get install transmission

11 – Install Download Manager

wget http://xdman.sourceforge.net/xdman_mint_ubuntu.deb
sudo dpkg -i xdman_mint_ubuntu.deb

12 – Install Graphic Editor

sudo apt-get install gimp inkscape

13 – Install Indicator Synapse

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/unstable-upstream
sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse

14 – Install Elementary Tweak

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily 
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweak

15 – Insall Birdie Twitter Client

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install birdie

16 – Install Pidgin and Skype

sudo apt-get install skype pidgin

17 – Install Steam Gaming Client

sudo apt-get install steam

18 – Install Bleachbit System Cleaner

sudo apt-get install bleachbit

19 – Install Cloud Storage

Download DropBox : https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx

Install Google Drive :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alessandro-strada/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-drive-ocamlfuse

20 – For Laptop : Install TLP for Improve Battery Life and Reduce Overheating

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
sudo tlp start
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