Ubuntu 15.10 codenamed ‘Wily Werewolf’ was released yesterday with new features, improvements, fixes and updated apps. Read our complete article to know more stuff added with Ubuntu 15.10. Ubuntu 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf’ Released With New Features And Improvements Download Now
1. Update Ubuntu 15.10
Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.10
Tweak Ubuntu 15.10
2. Set Menus Position
3. Install Unity Tweak Tool
4. Install Firewall To Block Harmful Incoming/Outgoing Connections
One of the favorite ways of hackers to get access to individuals’ system is to scan for the open ports and attack through them. A firewall protects your system from such attacks by blocking harmful incoming/outgoing connections.UFW stands ofr Uncomplicated Firewall. As the name suggests it’s the easiest to use firewall you ever used. Just install and switch it on. Configure firewall rules, block particular ports, etc. easily. To know all about UFW and how to use all of its features read our following article –
Install UFW Firewall In Linux And Secure Computer From Harmful Incoming/Outgoing Connections
$ sudo apt-get install ufwInstall Graphical Interface $ sudo apt-get install gufw
5. Install Graphics Drivers
If you’re a game lover or you play HD videos or do video editing kind of things then you need to have proprietary drivers installed available for your hardware for better graphics performance. To install graphics driver –
Go to Settings >> Software & Updates >> Additional Drivers
It will search for the latest drivers available for your hardware.
6. Install VLC & Media Codecs For More Media Support
VLC supports most file formats so it’s better to use VLC to escape the error while playing audio files. Sometimes you play an mp3 and it does not play. To solve this problem, Ubuntu gives an option while you’re installing Ubuntu to install all the necessary media codecs. If you checked that then don’t worry, if you haven’t then done the following –
$ sudo apt-get install vlcInstall Media Codecs $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
7. Configure Cloud Storage
Cloud storage is very useful to share files across your local devices like Mobile to PC or Laptops and vice-versa. User can easily install Storages like Dropbox, Copy, Gdrive (Using Grive), etc. Dropbox
To install Dropbox, download Dropbox installation client first.
Goto Settings >> DetailsOpen the downloaded .deb file with Ubuntu Software Center and click install.
8. Enhance Look By Installing Themes
9. Install & Configure Email Client
Email clients are very useful because you can check for new emails without opening up the web browser. Ubuntu 15.10 comes with Thunderbird email client, one of the most popular email clients, supports multiple email accounts and desktop notifications. Thunderbird is simple to configure. Just use your email id and password to log in and sync your emails right into your desktop/laptop.
If you don’t want to use Thunderbird then check out our article Top 4 Open Source Email Clients For Linux