Upgrade & Personalize Ubuntu 11


Ubuntu 11.10 codename Oneiric Ocelot has a completely different look and feel compared earlier releases off Ubuntu. Once you have installed this latest version of Ubuntu you may find yourself lost and fumbling around in the dark with the new Unity desktop. Well it is normal for “the new,” to feel a little uncomfortable, but that doesn’t mean that is necessarily bad.

Once you have your new install of Ubuntu 11.10 up and running, you will want to run updates especiall security updates, as well as upgrade and customize your system, like changing the desktop, customizing your menus, installing media players and codecs, etc..


Here are three websites that will help you with this process:
http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/10/15-things-i-did-after-installing-new.html ,
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/0/gnome-shell-ubuntu-11-10-guide/ ,


New Install “To Do List!”
Open a Terminal shell and type in the following commands:
Command Explanation
sudo apt-get update Download a list of updated program packages
sudo apt-get upgrade Download upgraded program packages
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras Install support for media formats mp3, avi, Flash
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Install a graphical desktop settings manager
sudo apt-get install gnome Install the Gnome desktop



Author: Dan

Dan teaches computer networking and security classes at Central Oregon Community College.

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