Things to do on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx after install

I’m skipping actually quantifying the number of things to do because this post will undoubtedly get updated as time goes on.  I’ve just updated both my computers (personal laptop and work desktop) to Ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10 and I’m very happy with how things have gone. That isn’t to say a few minor things haven’t annoyed me, such as Project Hamster removing its Day view for task management or Python 2.4 being dropped entirely, but overall, it’s gone well. Here’s my thoughts on what you should do as soon as you’ve made the jump (or installed).

  1. Set up Plymouth (graphical boot) and Virtual Terminals for High-resolution: Tux’s Idyllic Life has a perfect guide that has worked for both my machines with proprietary Nvidia drivers installed.
  2. Learn how to change the splash screen image (and install some new ones): see Ubuntu Geek’s guide
  3. Follow the next 10 steps over at OMG Ubuntu’s guide - you might have already done some of these, but it’s a very useful combined post.

More to come as time progresses…

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