June 18, 2014

20 things to do after installing Elementary OS 0.2 Luna

Elementary OS Luna
Elementary OS is another very cool linux distro based on Ubuntu. It has an intense focus on visual design and user experience. It comes with its own desktop environment called Pantheon that is designed to resemble mac.
In this post we are going to tweak elementary OS right after a fresh installation and also install some essential apps to fully load the desktop for the best experience.
1. Enable all software repositories
Launch the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. Type in the following command and hit enter.
$ sudo software-properties-gtk
It shall launch the dialog box for configuring software sources. Go to the tab named "Other software" and check all boxes named "Canonical Partners" and "Independent".
2. Update the system
Next, update the package cache and install all upgrades for all applications. Run the following commands.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
After the upgrade completes, reboot the system.

3. Install Aptitude, Synaptic and Gdebi
These are the original package management tools that work better and faster than the Software Center.
$ sudo apt-get install aptitude synaptic gdebi-core
4. Elementary Tweaks and other goodies
Elementary Tweaks is a tool that allows you to customize the elementary desktop further. It can be used to configure the themes, icons, dock, window...

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