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Top things to do after installing ubuntu 12.04

1. Install GNOME classic

Install the classic GNOME desktop environment by installing the gnome-panel package. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or Navigate through Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

Don’t forget to exit the Terminal after your use by typing exit command.

OR

Open the Ubuntu Software Centre and search for ‘gnome-panel’, hit install and log out. From the Unity Greeter select the ‘GNOME Classic’ session and login.

install-gnome-classic

2. Install Synaptic Package Manager

Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or Navigate through Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, then type

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install synaptic

You can access Synaptic Package Manager by navigate through Applications -> System Tools -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.

3. Install Skype, Chromium browser and VLC media player.

Open the Ubuntu Software Centre ( Applications -> System Tools -> Administration -> Ubuntu Software Centre) and search for one by one ‘skype’, ‘chromium’, ‘vlc’ hit install for each one.

4. Install Grub Customizer

grub-customizer

You have installed windows 7 and ubuntu on the same machine, then you need GUI app called grub-customizer to reordering Grub menu entries.
You can install it by typing the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

You can access it via Applications -> System Tools -> Administration -> Grub Customizer. By changing Preference->General->Default entry you can change default boot os.

grub-customizer-settings

5. Install CompizConfig Settings Manager

Sometimes your machine not supports ‘Alt + Tab’ shortcut to switching between windows. So you have to install CompizConfig Settings Manager and select ‘Application Switcher’ or ‘Static Application Switcher’ from Window Management group. To access CompizConfig Settings Manager navigate through Applications -> System Tools -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Search CompizConfig Settins Manager on Synaptic Package Manager and install it.

OR

Installation of Compiz Config Setting Manager, open Terminal and enter following command:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

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