The first thing we can do is install the Ubuntu Studio packages. Ubuntu Studio packages are really nice. They include codecs, applications for audio and video, and they make our computer a media machine. To install these packages, go to the terminal and paste:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-desktop ubuntustudio-audio ubuntustudio-
audio-plugins ubuntustudio-graphics ubuntustudio-video
You will be prompted to enter your password, enter it. Answer yes to the prompt asking if you want to confirm the install. Your computer will begin downloading the files necessary to install the lovely Ubuntu Studio applications.
At some point during the install, you will be asked if you want to enable realtime controls, click yes. These controls are important for audio processing.
After installing the Ubuntu Studio package, go to firefox. Go to this link to get flash: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Download the package for ubuntu. Installing flash will allow you to watch youtube videos and play little online games.
You will be downloading codecs for audio files. These codecs will allow you to read and use iTunes files and other lesser-known or rarely used music formats. These are extremely helpful.