Updating old versions of ubuntu
But to get the best performance from your Ubuntu PC you will want to use the latest graphics drivers available for your hardware.
Ubuntu makes it easy to do this, and you benefit from a smoother Unity desktop experience as a result.
When you’re using several apps it’s often hard to know which app the ‘Files’, ‘Edit’, etc.
strip at the top of the screen belongs to — or where they’ve suddenly vanished to! Deb package downloads, which you double-click on to install, are available for most of the following apps: You know that having a backup of your important files, folders and documents is super important.
If you want to move the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen run the following command in a new Terminal (or install/use Unity Tweak Tool Ubuntu’s default look is nice enough, but it’s not to everyone’s tastes.
For those who switch to Ubuntu from Mac OS X, Windows 10 or a different design-led Linux distro like elementary, the stock Ambiance GTK theme and Ubuntu Mono icon set can seem humdrum and old-fashioned.
Flash sucks, but for some sites you may not have the option of not using it.
The good news is that it is easy to make Ubuntu look fantastic. The ‘Appearance‘ section in Ubuntu System Settings lets you adjust parts of the Ubuntu desktop to suit your needs, including: For a more thorough visual revamp you can install new GTK and icon themes, like our current favourite Arc.
Sift through our Themes section to find other ‘eye candy’, including desktop wallpapers, widgets and cool apps.
You’ll find it jam-packed with common-sense tips, nifty tweaks and helpful advice. Feel free to use the comments section at the bottom of this article to share you own post-install must-dos with other readers. Firstly, not everyone is reading this list on release date.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a brand new Ubuntu user (welcome! And even if you are, a few last-minute security, stability or bug fixes may have slipped out between the installation image being created and you installing from it — bugs don’t stick to the same deadlines that developers do!