The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) - Page 2
3 Update The System
Now it's time to check for updates and install them. You can start the Update Manager by going to System > Administration > Update Manager:
The Update Manager tells you which updates are available (you can click on the Check button to refresh the list). Click on Install Updates to install them:
Type in your password:
The updates are being downloaded and installed (this can take a few minutes):
When the update is complete, click on Close (if a new kernel was amongst the updates, a system restart is required to make the changes effective. If this is necessary, you will see a Restart Now button. Click on that button to restart the system.).
The system is now up-to-date.
4 Flash Player And Java
If you have checked the Install this third-party software checkbox during installation, the Flash Player and Java should already be installed on the system.
To check this, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 10.1 r85)...
... and the IcedTea (Java) plugins among them:
5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far
Now let's browse all menus to see which of our needed applications are already installed:
You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, whereas [ ] is an application that is missing):
Sound & Video:
So some applications are already on the system. NTFS read-/write support is enabled by default on Ubuntu 10.10.