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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" is proving everyone wrong. It is perhaps the most loved Ubuntu release since "Lucid Lynx". Unity is now an almost-finished product. Here are the things you could do after installing Ubuntu 12.04 to make it an even more useful and finished OS.
First Things First - Installing Restricted Extras During Installation
* Starting from Ubuntu 11.04 release, you can install restricted codecs package (which include Adobe Flash, MP3 codecs and such) during installation of Ubuntu OS itself.