In the last post, we told you about the superb features of latest version of Ubuntu Linux, Ubuntu Linux 12.10 code named as Quantal Quetzal. And we can simply say the OS is really awesome because of its deep web integration, easier accessibility, and much more packed with it. But there is something you should do after the installation process for getting the maximum of the Quantal Quetzal which include both essential and non-essential (Even the non-essential stuff turns to essential if you’re a power user or lover of Ubuntu Linux) processes. And it’s sure that you’ve to set up all these things for moving rapidly and smoothly with your OS. So let’s have a look on these post-installation do’s.
Speed Your OS First
Whatever your OS or platform is, the first priority goes to the speed and performance. And both of these are hard to combine on an Operating System. But the newer version of Ubuntu is unlike from others by bundling a large number of features for setting up good speed. One of the examples is quick installation of Application. We told you that the Mozilla browser will notify you for installing native apps for each web service. And the first do after installing the OS is installing native apps for your favorite services such as Facebook, Gmail, or anything so that you can get all the stuff from your desktop itself.
Quantal Quetzal is a newer version of Ubuntu Linux. But there is no word from Canonical that the OS is filled with newer versions of software for the OS neither being a purely finished OS. You know bugs want no time for appearing and those may have appeared after you’ve installed your OS on PC/Laptop. So the very first thing you’ve to do regarding the Apps is installing software updates for a better environment of Apps.
By default the OS itself will check for software updates as you connect to internet. But if it’s only one or two hours after installing the OS, you’ve to make the process manual by your hands. What you’ve to do is opening the Dash of Quantal Quetzal and searching with the term ‘Software’ and the option to update your Software will appear.
Even if you’re a programmer or a code digger you may be interested in Music and films or any other kind of media purposes. Due to some legal issues, Canonical isn’t bundling music and movie Codecs directly. But there is a wonderful source for getting these Codecs from the installer itself. Either you didn’t know about it or forgot to tick the option in installation; you can simply rush to Ubuntu Software Centre and download those Codecs with a single click.
Online Accounts in Your Ubuntu
World is going online and the developer team have made us to move on with favorite online services through OS itself. So there is an option called Online Account where you can set up all your online accounts and start going online with easiness.
Add Native Web Apps
If you’re visiting some popular (and probably your favorites) websites, the OS will offer installs of Unity Web Applications. You can install the native app of Gmail and you’ll get your new messages through the Launcher itself.
Things change if you want to enjoy 3D based games in Quantal Quetzal, you’ll have to enable Accelerated Drivers features in the OS, Open Software Sources and just go to drivers tab.
Ubuntu One! Yeeha
Don’t you know that? Ubuntu offers you a 5 Gigabytes of cloud storage where you can store photos, music, and anything. Once you’ve set up the service, you can access it through various platforms including Windows, Android, iOS, OS X. Which means your data is accessible from anywhere you go. Isn’t It wonderful? So the next thing after install is setting up your Ubuntu One Account.
Doing all the things listed above never makes your Ubuntu Perfect. And the next step is yours to customize your ubuntu with your desired changes and additions. So, happy Linuxing to all Linux Lovers.