First thing to do after installing Ubuntu
You just installed the latest Ubuntu distro (right now 18.04) are you are dying to know what should you do first, right? This is in my list.
# Update the system sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade # Enable additional software! # Go to "Software & Updates" and be sure to include all the repos in there. # And since you are there, choose a server that is close-by. # Install media codecs sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras # Install video player sudo apt install vlc # Install graphics editor sudo apt install gimp
- I have more than 1 workspace in Slack. To manage them, I use the snap package.
sudo snap install slack
- nvm to manage different node versions
rbenv to manage different ruby versions
- I am going to need a shell, and to me there is nothing that beats zsh.
sudo apt install zsh
Antigen is a great way to manage extension and plugins in zsh, so that comes next
Once installed, set up your .zshrc. This is mine:
source ~/antigen.zsh # Load the oh-my-zsh's library. antigen use oh-my-zsh # Bundles from the default repo (robbyrussell's oh-my-zsh). antigen bundle git antigen bundle heroku antigen bundle pip antigen bundle lein antigen bundle command-not-found # Syntax highlighting bundle. antigen bundle zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting # Load the theme. #antigen theme robbyrussell antigen theme https://github.com/denysdovhan/spaceship-prompt spaceship # Tell Antigen that you're done. antigen apply
Install other 3rd party software
- Time to install Chrome. Unless you are happy enough with Firefox, of course.
- I want to hear music. Time to download Spotify.
- Everyone loves animated GIFs. Go make some with Peek.
- Go to “Settings -> Devices -> Displays” and set those night lights. We all need a good night sleep.
Sep 6, 2018