Ubuntu 17.04 was released this April. Canonical still ships the Unity desktop with this one. However they have announced the return of GNOME in 2018.
The latest kernel version of Linux (4.10) has improved support for multithreading and power management with both AMD and Intel’s new CPUs.
- Check for any Software Updates
Press the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up Ubuntu’s Dash and search for ‘Software Updater’ there.
Then open the Software and Updates app.
The Canonical Partner’s Repository contains closed source software like Skype and Flash Player. The Add Button below helps you add other repositories.
2. Install the Graphics Drivers
For best performance, It is recommended that you stick to the latest proprietary Drivers available for your hardware.
3. Install theMedia Codecs
The dictionary meaning of a Codec is a device or program that compresses data to enable faster transmission and decompresses received data. Codecs are required to compress media files for easy transmission, editing and access.
Open the Terminal by pressing Alt+Ctrl+T
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
This will install proprietary codecs needed for reading audio and video files. If a Prompt asks you for permission, Press Tab+Enter to select ‘OK’
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