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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
After you have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04, what is next thing you should do?
Getting Ubuntu onto your hard disk is only the first step. It is still in the raw and unpolished state. To get the best out of it, you really need to configure and customize it to suit your needs. In part 3 of the series, I am going to go through the important things that you need to do after you have got Jaunty up and running.
1) Enable the repositories
Every time I do a fresh install of Ubuntu, the first thing that I do is to enable the universe, multiverse, backport and Canonical’s ‘partner’ repositories. These repositories open up new application choices and allows you to install popular third party software easily and quickly.
Go to System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
Click on Settings -> Repositories.
Checked all the boxes.
Go to the Third-Party Software tab. Check all the boxes too.
Close the window and press the Reload button at the top left corner to update the repositories.
2) Modifying GRUB menu