5 Things To Do After You Install Ubuntu

You must be familiar with the Windows Operating System. Have you ever thought of installing Ubuntu? If that’s a yes, then you’re probably aware of the advantages of Ubuntu over Windows. And, you don’t need to search over the entire web to know what Ubuntu OS actually is. It’s simply an easy-to-use Linux desktop.

I switched over to Ubuntu as well. Windows OS now seems to be a bad choice according to what I require. In this article, we’re assuming that you’ve already installed Ubuntu, or planning to install it soon enough. In either case, you would need to know about a few things which would make your Ubuntu journey smoother and easier.

Install Chromium

chromium - things to do after installing ubuntu

It’s the first thing you should be installing from Ubuntu Software center. Mozilla Firefox comes pre-installed on Ubuntu but fails to deliver modern web experience. Google Chrome, as you know it, does the work very well. Google Chrome came into existence because of this particular open-source project. It’s specifically tailored for Linux. So, you’ll get an amazing web experience after you get it installed.

Grab the Shutter

shutter - clipper on ubuntu

Do you already miss the clipping tool of Windows? Don’t worry! There’s almost every productive software available for Linux as well. “Shutter” is an application which helps you take screen clips in a similar way.

Make no mistake, it offers advanced features which you don’t get on the native Windows clipping tool. It lets you control the quality and type (JPEG/PNG) of an image. It also offers a lot more features mentioned here. You should try it out in order to know about it!

Utilize Thunderbird

thunderbird - best email client

It’s the best and simplest of all email clients available out there. It supports traditional email SSL encryption. And, it also lets you encrypt and digitally sign an email. This enhances security way more than you get on all other clients.

Although you may not like the functionalities, considering that you were well-acquainted with Windows. But, I’ve used Outlook as my email client earlier but didn’t feel much good compared to Thunderbird.

Take Control of the Appearance


Hang on, Were you not impressed with the default icon pack? If not, there’s something on the store to address that as well. You can make the Linux desktop look like a Mac too! There are several icon packs and themes for you to choose from. It won’t cost a dime to download. However, I would recommend downloading from repositories which have a good reputation. All you need is – Unity Tweak Tool.

Behold the Glory of “Terminal”

linux terminal

Just like there’s a command prompt on Windows OS. Terminal acts as the command prompt box for Linux Ubuntu. However, the commands are way different. Although, there’s a different scenario here. Windows command prompt isn’t needed much unless you’re exploring something. But, the Terminal would always be used to install, open an application, adding a repository, downloading a file and a lot of things can be done.

These are five of the things you should do after installing Ubuntu. There’s a lot more than meets the eye. I’m sure you’ll explore more things along the way. Let us know about those in the comments section below!


A freelance tech journo who started TechLegends(.in). He has had bylines at a variety of publications that include Ubergizmo, It's Foss, TechLila, TechReviewPro, and Tech Cocktail. You will usually see cats dancing to the beautiful tunes sung by him. He is also keeping up with his B.Tech in Comp. Sc.

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