Ubuntu Control Center Makes Using Ubuntu Easier

By Vivek on June 8th, 2010

Users who are new to Ubuntu might find it somewhat difficult to configure. Today we take a look at using Ubuntu Control Center which makes managing different aspects of the system easier.

About Ubuntu Control Center

A lot of utilities and software has been written to work with Ubuntu. Ubuntu Control Center is one such cool utility which makes it easy for configuring Ubuntu. The following is a brief description of Ubuntu Control Center:

Ubuntu Control Center or UCC is an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center and aims to centralize and organize in a simple and intuitive form the main configuration tools for Ubuntu distribution. UCC uses all the native applications already bundled with Ubuntu, but it also utilize some third-party apps like “Hardinfo”, “Boot-up Manager”, “GuFW” and “Font-Manager”.

Ubuntu Control Center

Here we look at installation and use of Ubuntu Control Center in Ubuntu 10.04.

First we have to satisfy some dependencies. You will need to install Font-Manager and jstest-gtk (link below)…before installing Ubuntu Control Center (UCC). Click the Install Package button.

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You’ll be prompted to enter in your admin password for each installation package.

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Installation is successful…close out of the screen.

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Download and install Font-Manager…again you’ll need to enter in your password to complete installation.

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Once you have installed the two dependencies, you are all set to install Ubuntu Control Center (link below), double click the downloaded Ubuntu Control Center deb file to install it.

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Once installed you can find it under Applications \ System Tools \ UCC.

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Once you launch it you can start managing your system, software, hardware, and more.

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You can easily control various aspects of your Ubuntu System using Ubuntu Control Center. Here we look at configuring the firewall under Network and Internet.

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UCC allows easy access for configuring several aspects of your system.

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Once you install UCC you’ll see how easy it is to configure your Ubuntu system through an intuitive clean graphical interface. If you’re new to Ubuntu, using UCC can help you in setting up your system how you like in a user friendly way.

Home Page of UCC

http://code.google.com/p/ucc/

 

Vivek fills our weekly guest spot with tales of Linux and open source goodness. You can also find him writing on his personal blog, LinuxHub.net.

  • Published 06/8/10
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