Top 7 Things You’ll Mostly Need to Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

It is that time of the year where we are earnestly anticipating the release of the next LTS version of what is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular free operating system and if...

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It is that time of the year where we are earnestly anticipating the release of the next LTS version of what is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular free operating system and if you’re a keen reader of Tecmint, you’ll know by now that we already covered the installation of the next iteration of Ubuntu’s desktop operating system in great detail – if you missed it, we have the link right down below.

Here, I have compiled the things that you will most likely need to do after you might have completed the installation of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) and installation of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus so you might have a stable and safe system to play with.

I’ll try to keep this as concise as possible and not bore you with a terribly long list and you can be sure that this article comprises just about everything you’ll need to have to system humming as you’d like it.

Like I mentioned in the previous install article, the best practice for any Linux user or any PC user for that matter, is to have their PC updated once it’s installed so it may have all the latest security updates, patches and features.


You can either choose to update your system via the GUI-enabled inbuilt system update tool (image below) or if you’d rather do it the terminal way of things, below are self-descriptive images on how to but for the sake of newbies reading through with this, we’ll add a few notes with the images just to makes things a little.

Now let’s get on with this already.

1. Update Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 Xenial Xerus

1. First and foremost, we must update our sources; head on to the Unity dash on the top left corner and type in “software and updates”; open the app, and select the “other software” tab, tick both options, close the app (you’ll be prompted to enter you root PW) and go back to the same dash; this time around, type in “software updater” open the app and it should auto-update sources and show the available update size.

Ubuntu Software Updater

Ubuntu Software Updater

Ubuntu 16.04 Other Software Sources

Ubuntu 16.04 Other Software Sources

Ubuntu 16.04 Updating Cache

Ubuntu 16.04 Updating Cache

Using the preinstalled “software updater”.

Ubuntu Software Updater

Ubuntu Software Updater

Checking for Ubuntu Updates

Checking for Ubuntu Updates

Install Ubuntu Software Updates

Install Ubuntu Software Updates

Enter Root Password to Update Ubuntu

Enter Root Password to Update Ubuntu

Installing Ubuntu Updates

Installing Ubuntu Updates

Using the terminal; you’ll need to enter these commands consecutively.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Ubuntu 16.04 Update

Ubuntu 16.04 Update

Ubuntu 16.04 Upgrade

Ubuntu 16.04 Upgrade

If you are still feeling a little lost, you may watch the video below that shows how to update Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

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