Monday, 25 June 2012

Things to do after installing Linux

Posted by Humayun Shakeel  |  Tagged as:


1. Anti-Virus
In Windows there is AVG, Kaspersky was in Linux there is ClamAV and avast!. Install ClamAV (at USC named Virus Scanner).

Install ClamAV

sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk
Run through the Application – Accessories – Virus Scanner.

Install Avast

wget…2_i386.deb & & sudo dpkg-i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
Run Avast via Application – Accessories – avast! Antivirus.


2. Java
Java is very important to open the application that requires Java in the browser. For example if we are going to upload the photos on the Facebook site.

Install Java

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin equivs

3. Multimedia

In Windows there is a Windows Media Player, Real Player. With Ubuntu multimedia can use VLC, MPlayer. In order for multimedia applications can run on Ubuntu, it takes a lot of multimedia codecs. Installing VLC and MPlayer will install a lot of multimedia codecs.

Install VLC and MPlayer

sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer
The Install Packages Commonly Used

sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools mpg321 mpg123 libflac + ID3v2 +6 libmp4v2 ffmpeg-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool EasyTAG id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs libquicktime1 flac FAAC FAAD sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4-1 uudeview flac libmpeg3 mpegdemux mpeg3-utils-0.7.4-dev liba52
Install Gstreamer

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-Fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin pitfdll gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-Schroedinger gstreamer0. 10-plugins-ugly-multiverse totem-gstreamer
More Multimedia Codecs

sudo apt-get install gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras
DVD Support

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 & & sudo / usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./

sudo apt-get install gsfonts gsfonts-x11 flashplugin-nonfree

4. Install and Set Compiz Fusion

To install just typing

sudo apt-get install compiz
To set the Compiz Fusion effects.
Install Compiz Settings Manager

sudo apt-get install simple-CCSM
To run System → Preferences → Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager.


5. Browser
Firefox 5.0.1 installed by default in BackTrack 5 For other browsers can add many options available through Synaptic browser. Recommendations Waroeng Ubuntu is Chromium (Google Chrome for Linux version) and Arora (lightweight browser).

Install Chromium

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n
Install Arora

sudo apt-get install arora

6. Download Manager
In Windows there is Free Download Manager, IDM. In Linux there Multiget, Gwget, Uget.

Install Multiget Gwget and Uget

sudo apt-get install multiget gwget uget

7. Email Client
In Windows there are Microsoft Outlook, on Linux can use Evolution or Thunderbird.

Install Thunderbird

 sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Open the Applications – Internet – Thunderbird Mail / News.


8. Instant Messaging

Windows have YM, MSN messenger, QQ, AIM, Gtalk, IRC. Being able to use Pidgin on Linux, Emesene, Empathy.

Install Pidgin

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: pidgin-developers/ppa & & sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-lastfm pidgin-msn-pecan guifications musictracker pidgin-pidgin-plugin-pack pidgin-themes
Go through Applications → Internet → Pidgin Internet Messenger.

Install Emesene (MSN Messenger)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: bjfs / ppa & & sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install emesene
Go through Applications → Internet → Emesene.



In Windows you can use Skype, Linux also has Skype.

Install Skype

sudo apt-get install skype
Run through Applications → Internet → Skype.


10. PDF Reader
As in Windows, on Linux can also use the Adobe Reader and Evince (the default PDF Reader).

Install Adobe PDF Reader

sudo apt-get install acroread
Run through Applications → Office → Adobe Reader.


11. Music Player
To replace iTunes, Winamp can use Rhythmbox, Banshee, Amarok. Rhythmbox.

Install Banshee

sudo apt-get install banshee banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore appindicator banshee-extension-banshee-extension-lyrics banshee-extension-mirage
Run through Applications → Sound & Video → Banshee Media Player.

Install Amarok

sudo apt-get install amarok amarok-common
Run through Applications → Sound & Video → Amarok.


12. Hard Disk Partitions Manager
Windows has Symanted Partition Magic, Linux can use Gparted

Install Gparted

apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs ntfs-config menu
Run through the System → Administration → Partition Editor.


13. Vector Graphics Editor

Windows has Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. In Linux we can use Inkscape.

Install Inkscape

sudo apt-get install inkscape
Run through Applications → Graphics → Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor.


14. Image Editor
Adobe Photoshop is very well known in Windows as well with The alternative to this application on Linux is GIMP and Pinta.

Install GIMP

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn & & sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras
Run through Applications → Graphics → GIMP Image Editor.

Install Pinta

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: moonlight-team/pinta & & sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pleaded
Run through Applications → Graphics → Image Editor Pinta.


15. 3D Graphics Design
Windows has a 3D Studio MAX, Alternative for Linux is Blender.

Install Blender

sudo apt-get install blender
Run through Applications → Graphics → Blender (windowed).


16. Text Editor
Windows using Notepad, being in Linux can use Gedit. Gedit is installed by default on Linux. Run through Applications → Accessories → Text Editor.


17. Office
Windows can use Microsoft Office, while Linux has OpenOffice.

Install OpenOffice

sudo apt-get install
Run through Applications → Office.


18. Microsoft Visio
Applications such as Microsoft Visio diagrams on Linux can use the HIM.

Install HE

sudo apt-get install him
HE Run through Applications → Graphics → He Diagram Editor.


19. Microsoft Project
Microsoft Project on Linux can be replaced by the OpenProj.

Install OpenProj

wget…_1.4-2.deb & & sudo dpkg-i-2.deb openproj_1.4
Run through Applications → Office → OpenProj.


20. Development IDE

To replace Dreamweaver on Windows, use Quanta, Kompozer, NetBeans.

Install Quanta, Kompozer, and NetBeans

sudo apt-get install nvu netbeans quanta KompoZer
Run by:

Applications → Programming → Quanta Plus
Applications → Internet → Kompozer
Applications → Programming → NetBeans IDE


21. Source Control Management
In Windows using TortoiseSVN, with Backtrack can use RabbitVCS.

Install RabbitVCS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: rabbitvcs / ppa & & sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-rabbitvcs
killall nautilus
Open with a right click on the folder / file to run RabbitVCS submenu.


22. Graphical FTP clients
Windows has CuteFTP, SmartFTP, on Backtrack can use FileZilla.

Install FileZilla

sudo apt-get install filezilla filezilla-common
Run through Applications → Internet → FileZilla FTP Client.


23. P2P Clients / Servers, File Sharing
Torrent Applications for Windows have uTorrent, Azureus, eMule. In BackTrack can use the Transmission BitTorrent Client.

In using Azureus, make sure it is installed java.

Install Azureus

sudo apt-get install Azureus
Run through Applications → Internet → Azureus.


24. CD / DVD Burning Tool
To replace Nero, Roxio Easy CD Creator.

Install K3b

sudo apt-get install k3b k3b-data libk3b6
Run through Applications → Sound & Video → K3B.


25. Configuring the Firewall
When the matter with our computer security, Linux has a Firewall application that is Gufw.

Install Gufw

sudo apt-get install Gufw

26. Ubuntu Tweak
Ubuntu Tweak allows us to configure our Linux settings, ranging from the install / uninstall application, clearing the cache, setting up compiz fusion, etc..

Install Ubuntu Tweak

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: ubuntu-tweak-testing/ppa & & sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
Run through Applications → System Tools → Ubuntu Tweak.


27. App Runner
App Runner is an application that allows us time to run the program / executable / script on Ubuntu (and other linux distros).

Install App Runner

wget…er_0.2.deb & & sudo dpkg-i App_Runner_0.2.deb
Then right click on the file -> Scripts -> Run or Run This App This App (root).



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