Ubuntu 17.04 – Ubuntu 17.04 has been released few months back. But I just got time to install it on my Virtualbox. I mainly use Ubuntu 16.04 for my daily blogging tasks. And to be honest, I am not planning to upgrade my Ubuntu 16.04 to this Ubuntu 17.04. I prefer to use the LTS version only for my workstations. OK, but anyway now my Ubuntu 17.04 is up and running with pretty standard looks. I have some suggestions or some rituals I do after installing Ubuntu, including this Ubuntu 17.04.
The following are the most common things I do after installing Ubuntu. Leave us comment if you have any suggestions or thoughts.
A. Install Update
No doubt that installing update is the most important thing. So, it is highly recommended to install update after doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 17.04. You can simply use this command to update your system.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
B. Install Plank and Unity Tweak
I always have Plank on every Linux desktop that I tried. Plank is my favorite dock for the desktop. It helps me a lot to quickly open applications and also maximize or minimize opened windows. I can’t live without Plank to be honest.
sudo apt install plank unity-tweak-tool
C. Install New Theme and Icon Pack
To be honest, the default Ubuntu 17.04 theme and icon theme are pretty outdated. There are many better theme and icon pack available out there. My favorite is the B00merang Team collections. They have developed many great themes for Linux desktop including Ubuntu.
D. Install Spotify
I am a music addict and I cannot sit in front of my laptop without music. Spotify is a great music application and its pretty easy to install Spotify on Ubuntu 17.04.
# 1. Add the Spotify repository signing keys to be able to verify downloaded packages
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410
# 2. Add the Spotify repository
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
# 3. Update list of available packages
sudo apt-get update
# 4. Install Spotify
sudo apt-get install spotify-clien
E. Install Google Chrome
Ubuntu 17.04 shipped with Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser. But for me, Google Chrome is way better than Firefox. So, I install Google Chrome on my Ubuntu 17.04.