May 10, 2014

19 cool things to do after installing Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Kubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been recently released and Kubuntu 14.04 followed up swiftly. Kubuntu is been my primary distro for many years now. It brings together the wonderful KDE desktop along with the app laden Ubuntu.
So if you have just done a fresh install of Kubuntu then you can tweak few things and install some apps to make sure everything from multimedia to office apps and browser functionality works in the best possible manner without any glitches.
1. Update the system
Keeping the system uptodate is necessary to not only get improvements and bug fixes, but also to fix security related issues and bugs.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

2. Install Synaptic package manager, aptitude and gdebi
Kubuntu has the Muon package manager installed by default. In addition to it, you can have the synaptic package manager, which is a very simple and powerful package management tool for ubuntu.
The aptitude command is a great alternative to the apt-get command has a lot more features. The gdebi command allows us to install deb files and pull in dependencies automatically.
$ sudo apt-get install aptitude synaptic gdebi-core software-properties-gtk
The software-properties-gtk command is a gui tool to configure and manage repositories on your Ubuntu system. The...

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