Last Updated on May 22, 2022
This series offers a gentle introduction to Linux for newcomers.
After installing Ubuntu, you’re ready to use your new system. But there are some additional steps we recommend you first perform before using your new system. This article identifies 8 things you need to consider.
Let’s start with a no-brainer, an update of the system.
1. Update the System
When you boot to the graphical desktop for the first time, you’ll be asked to update the system. That’s because there are always updates released on a regular basis including security updates.
To update your system, click the Install Now button.
The Settings button takes you to the Updates section of Software & Updates. This lets you change things like the frequency of checking for updates.
You can also update your system at any time by issuing the command in a terminal:
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Initial Update
Page 2 – Install Drivers
Page 3 – Enable Backups
Page 4 – Video/Audio Codecs and TrueType Fonts
Page 5 – GNOME Tweaks
Page 6 – GNOME Extensions
Page 7 – Install BleachBit
Page 8 – Night Light and Summary
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