Installing and configuring Linux really has come a long way in recent years. People who are afraid now beginning to realize the benefits and see that they weigh the learning curve. It is usually ready to use straight out of the box, but here are a few things I do after installation to make my experience a little more comfortable.
the first thing I do is change your repositories. For those who do not know, Linux is an open source operating system and software that is available. This means that source code is available to the public and anyone in the community can contribute patches and enhancements. These fixes and improvements were posted in the CVS repository. When you search your package manager to install the software it asks for the data repository. There is a button to automatically select the best storage and use it as the default. Let it scan through the server and pick it up when someone recommended it over.
The other initial installation step for me to install Yakuake. It is a console window, which moves from the top of the desktop and goes pressing F12. This will keep you from having to type sudo all the time, and since it opened another window on your desktop. If you have ever pushed-in adjustable multiplayer game will look very familiar to you because it is designed to simulate the experience.
Not everyone agrees with that, but I always install the Ubuntu Studio. He installs all sorts of things that will keep you from having to install some codecs and libraries when you try to listen to music or watch videos. All audio / video codecs and tools you will need to be installed along with several other editors.
Not everyone agrees with that, but I always install the Ubuntu Studio. He installs all sorts of things that will keep you from having to install some codecs and libraries when you try to listen to music or watch videos. All audio / video codecs and tools you will need to be installed along with several other editors....
Then I installed envy and Compiz, so I can use the Pro desktop cube. I amaze everyone who sees it, and sometimes even turn into a Linux people when they see what can be done at the level that they understand. Envy is a tool that installs the best driver for ATI or Nvidia graphics card and adapts to the most efficient settings. Configuring the graphics card once quite a challenge, but Envy has made it a breeze. Compiz is a program that lets you enable Advanced Desktop graphics. You will need it if you plan to play any games at all....
there is much to be said about how to configure Linux, but this is normal routine for me. If it works in Ubuntu is a challenge for you in the past to try some of my techniques and see if they help. It is not easy for anyone, at first, but using these configurations should help to ease the transition from commercial to open source.