Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To have a fully functional and smoothly running Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop users need to have some services application running before they start working with this fresh flavor of Ubuntu, although it depends upon nature of services for which system will be utilized, we have tried to figure out some of the common services which are required to run on every system.

Lets tell you top things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04

Update your system

  1. Install flash player

Open terminal and run following command

Download package from official website of Adobe click this link

Downlaod .tar.gz package of flash

Unzip folder

Copy file to  /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Close browser and restart.

Open browser and verify


2. Install dropbox

Dropbox is cloud storage, which synchronize on all of your devices.Download package form official website

Install package

Open Dropbox icon and install package


3. Install wine

wine is required to run windows compatible (.exe) application to Linux, it is a compatible layer which facilitate to run  windows applications.

If you are running a 64 bit system, first enable 32 bit architecture

Add repo

Update system

Install package

After installation is complete, wine package icon will appear.

4. Install uGet Download Manager

Now, you have configured some important features in your system, let us have some decent download manager which can accelerate, manage multiple downloads on a single time, uGet is perfect solution for that.

Add repo

Update system and install package

Install uGet

5. Disable Guest login account

To assure security of your Ubuntu desktop it is  recommended to disable guest session login which does not require any password. You have to edit lightdm display manager file

Install following package

Open Terminal and run following

Add following lines

Restart service

Now logout and try to login guest session, it is gone!

6. Secure your passwords with Enpass Open source password management tool

Enpass is a Open Source tool used to secure and mange all of your critical passwords, ytou can manage and secure all of your critical password to your local system. It uses 256 bit AES encryption system to secure your information.

To install Enpass enter new repo

Import key that is used to sign the release

Update packakge

Download Enpass package


7. Install VLC media Player

VLC media player is an opensource, cross platefrom multimedia player, and framework that plays most of the multimedia files. with Ubuntu 16.04 is is not installed by default so we have to install that package, update and install vlc.

8. Install midori Browser

Midori browser is very quick and fast browser, it comes with all of the latest features which make that application fast and secure.

Add repository to install that application

Update system and install browser

9. Install Codeblocks

Codeblocks is very popular open source IDE for C, C++ development, codeblocks has provided repository for Ubuntu 16.04,  codeblocks comes with several plugins which can be added as and when required.

Install package

Open terminal and run codeblocks


10. Install putty

To manage your server  you may need to have some remote login tool and putty is most easy to use and quick to deploy remote login application.


11. Change ssh default port

You secure your machine you must change ssh default port so that can avoid anonymous security theft.

Open ssh configuration file

Change default 22 port so some another unique port.

Restart service

Try to login with changed port


12. Edit /etc/hosts

Some times you do not have any FQDN in your network, in absence of name server you can map your ip address and a hostname.

Open and edit /etc/hosts

Edit and provide ip address with hostname, put one more extra entry for some remote machine.Do similar setting in remote machine.

13. Install filezilla

Filezilla is a open source ftp server and client open source application. It is easy to use cross platform. Very rich in features like tabbed user interface, ipv6 support, drag and drop, remote file search and editing, even you can save sessions. IT is a must have for any Linux user, install this applcaiton with apt-get.


14. Install and configure  Geary Email Client

 Geary is one of the most popular  mail client application. It is a full feature HTML based mail client and support all of the famous email systems like Gmail, Ymail, Outlook etc.

To install Geary, add repo



15. Install LNAV -Log file navigator

Logfile navigator or lnav is very rich and advanced logging tool. all of the log contents are merged into a single view based on time stamps. It detects log message automatically while scanning log flies, it displays that matched or do not matches a single set of regular expressions. session information is saved automatically and restored when your viewing same set of files, filters applied, current location of files, everything is saved in session.


Start session


16. Install skype

To install skype with Ubuntu, open  software and updates, click other software and  select canonical partners checkbook to enable. update your system and install skype.

# apt-get update && apt-get install skype


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