Things to do after installing Ubuntu 13.04 Raring

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail is released on April 25, 2013. Download and install it or Upgrade it. This guide is a do list after installing Raring Ringtail Ubuntu 13.04.

The first step is to update and upgrade your system packages / software using the software updater or use the below command in terminal.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Issue the password for the user when prompted.

Install Proprietary drivers in Ubuntu 13.04

Enable wireless / graphics drivers using Additional Drivers, If it doesn’t work then install it manually by following the below links.

Install Broadcom b43 driver in Ubuntu 13.04

Install Broadcom STA wireless driver in Ubuntu 13.04

Install NVidia GeForce graphis driver in Ubuntu 13.04

Browser’s in Ubuntu 13.04

Firefox is the default web browser in Ubuntu, to install the Google Chrome browser follow the below links.

Install Google Chrome using PPA in Ubuntu 13.04

Download Google Chrome deb file and Install it in Ubuntu 13.04

Disable Amazon online results in Ubuntu 13.04 Dash

In dash while searching any file / software, online search results are also added to the dash. To remove or disable it, read my earlier article on it.

Howto Disable or Remove Amazon online search results in Ubuntu 13.04

If your using dual boot on your system, you may face grub error. To repair / solve that issue use boot repair. Check Howto Reinstall / Restore grub on Ubuntu 13.04 using live cd / USB 


Ubuntu restricted extras

Install the Ubuntu restricted extras, which support MP3 playback, DVD playback and other video and audio formats. Restricted extras also install Microsoft fonts in Ubuntu 12.10. Use the below command to install it.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Torrents in Ubuntu 13.04

Transmission is the default torrent client in Ubuntu, Alternate torrent clients are  VuzeqBittorrent or uTorrent. You can install Vuze and qBittorrent using Software center. To install utorrent follow the below link.

Install utorrent in Ubuntu 13.04

Other useful Links

Create Application Launcher in Ubuntu 13.04

Compile latest Kernel in Ubuntu 13.04

Install latest Kernel in Ubuntu 13.04

Install Google Drive in Ubuntu 13.04

Install VLC in Ubuntu 13.04