This is a series that 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
All articles in this series:
|Linux For Starters: Your Guide to Linux|
|Part 1||What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?|
|Part 2||Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.|
|Part 3||Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.|
|Part 4||We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.|
|Part 5||Things to do after installing Ubuntu.|
|Part 6||Navigating your way around the Desktop.|
|Part 7||Updating the system, install new software.|
|Part 8||Open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.|
|Part 9||Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.|
|Part 10||We cover the basics of files and permissions.|
|Part 11||Getting help from your system.|
|Part 12||Learn all about the file system.|
|Part 13||Manipulating files from the shell.|
|Part 14||Maintain your system with these simple tips.|
|Part 15||Managing users on your system.|
|Part 16||Explore different desktops to GNOME 3.|
|Part 17||Gaming on Linux.|
|Part 18||Protect your privacy with this guide.|
|Part 19||Access the Windows desktop from Linux using a remote desktop client.|
|Part 20||Set up a virtual machine running Ubuntu as the host and openSUSE as the guest.|