1. Add the Medibuntu Repository Medibutu stands for Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu and is a repository of packages that cannot be included in Ubuntu due to legal reasons. We need to add this repository to enable MP3, DVD playback, install certain codecs etc. Take a terminal and enter: sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get updateNow we’ll enable all repositories (including Universe and Multiverse repositories) that Ubuntu provides. Take a terminal and enter: sudo sed -i -e “s/# deb/deb/g” /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update 2. Enable Playback of Encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu 8.10 Once the Medibuntu repository has been added as said above, take a terminal and enter: sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 3. Playing MP3, WMA, Real and Apple QuickTime Files in Ubuntu 8.10 Once the Medibuntu repository has been added as said above, take a terminal and enter: For a 32 bit machine: sudo apt-get install w32codecs For a 64 bit machine: sudo apt-get install w64codecs For a PPC machine: sudo apt-get install ppc-codecs 4. Install Skype in Ubuntu 8.10 Once the Medibuntu repository has been added as said above, take a terminal and enter: sudo apt-get install skype 5. Install Adobe Acrobat Reader in Ubuntu 8.10 Once the Medibuntu repository has been added as said above, take a terminal and enter: sudo apt-get install acroread 6. Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 8.10 Take a terminal and enter: wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/cu…EarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin7. Install VLC Player in Ubuntu 8.10 VLC is the media player that is said to play all media formats under the sky. Install it by running the following command from a terminal: sudo apt-get install vlc 8. Installing OpenOffice 3.0 in Ubuntu 8.10 Take a terminal and run: echo ‘deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openoffice.sources.list && sudo apt-get update 9. Install Flash Plugin for Firefox in Ubuntu 8.10 The latest flash plugin (Flash player 10) can be installed using this command: sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree 10. Install Google Picasa in Ubuntu 8.10 F-Spot sucks if compared to Google Picasa. Run this command from a terminal to get Google Picasa: sudo echo ‘deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install picasa What else do you do immediately do after installing a new distro? Share with us in the comments.

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