Top-10 things to do after installing LinuxMint 17.3 to make user friendly

3) Install Linux Graphics Drivers

To get more & better performance from your LinuxMint box, you should install appropriate graphics drivers which will help you to run your environment smooth without any issues. Are you gamer ? then no other option, because without proper graphics drivers you can’t run any games on your system. You can done this by navigating System Settings –> Administration –> Device Drivers.

4) Install Media Codecs

Entertainment is one of the important things for everybody now a days, due to some reason multimedia codecs are not included in LinuxMint default Repository and you can install it by running below commands.

# media code installation #
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

5) Install Flash Player

By default Flash player comes with Mint Repository so no need to install Flash player but still we need to install Pepper based flash player for Chromium browser. It will download the pepper flash player from Google Chrome browser and put it inside Chromium.

# install the pepper flash player for Chromium #
$ sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

# If it fails to download, run below command #
$ sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

6) Install More Browsers

Web browser is important one for computer, we can’t do anything without web browser such as browsing, checking mails, accessing bank account, etc.,. Follow below steps to install google chrome & Opera browsers to LinuxMint.

Firefox : (Adding Google Search inti Firefox)
Google Search engine is not available in Firefox by default also not even listed here, We can enable it by adding Google Search addon for firefox.

Install Google Chrome Web Browser

$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Install Opera Web Browser

$ sudo wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install opera-stable

Install Chromium Web Browser

$ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

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