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What to do after installing of Ubuntu based distros - tweaks, installing updated programs...

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Because users in my company use LibreOffice frequently , it must be updated to last version.



Install/Update LibreOffice



 You can use this steps also on older Ubuntu versions, then probably you need to remove OpenOffice.
Add the PPA and upgrade to latest LibreOffice.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


If you don't want to use "dist-upgrade", use the Update Manager or Synaptic to upgrade the packages.

The LibreOffice global menu should work when using the packages in the PPA. If it doesn't, removing and reinstalling it should get it working:
(If you don' using Unity you MUST remove lo-menubar, because it will be some bugs if you don't remove it, I had problem with print preview which always crashed until I removed lo-menubar)

sudo apt-get remove lo-menubar   
sudo apt-get install lo-menubar   (If you are not Unity don't run this)


If you are using older Ubuntu (older than 10.10) with OpenOffice and want to replace it with LibreOffice 3.5 (you can't have both), add the PPA (first two commands above), then use the following commands to remove OpenOffice and install LibreOffice:

sudo apt-get purge openoffice*
sudo apt-get install libreoffice


And to get better desktop integration:

- for GNOME: sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
- for KDE:       sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde

Installing/Updating Wine to latest


 If you have Windows program using in your company or home you must have wine, and it should be updated to latest because it will work better.
Add "ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa" to your software sources, do "sudo apt-get update", then install wine... "sudo apt-get install wine"


First, try with those commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine



Then check the version of wine. You can see version opening Wine Configuration program, press ALT-F2 and enter winecfg, and press ENTER. Got o About page.


If version of wine is not latest then install wine with version name like code bellow:  
   
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.5
sudo apt-get install winetricks 

Install/Update Firefox


If you use Firefox, and you must use it if you use Windows Server Reporting Services and other Windwos-like services, because they don't work in most other browsers.
And also you must update because of security reasons, and new features :)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox


 Change default browser in LXDE, KDE 


On LXDE (Lubuntu) enter folowing command in terminal:
update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
Then choose you favourite browser by entering displayed browser number.

On KDE (Kubuntu) go to System Settings, Application defaults and then choose you favourite browser and click Apply.

Install Ubuntu Tweak


Install Ubuntu Tweak , download it from website http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ and run install.
If you don't using Unity or Gnome you will not have all features but it will be usefull again.


Install Skype:

      
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"       
sudo apt-get update       
sudo apt-get install skype