2. Looking into AppGrid as an alternative software resource to the Ubuntu Software Center
3. Graphics' drivers
4. Ensure proper media codecs (as Jack says, these don't always get updated during installation or update).
5. Tweak tools: Gain significant control over your desktop experience
6. Adjust your menus
7. Install an audio player.
8. Set your privacy
9. Get themes
10. Set up your cloud sync
11. The network naming device scheme
A few other fixes will get corrected in the update, including the laptop screen brightness bug that arose from the nvidia-352 release.
For more details see http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2814-1/
For those new to Ubuntu:
To update to the freshest version of Ubuntu, search for 'update' in the dash, and select the 'Software Updater.' #ubuntu #nvidia #securityvulnerability
System76 Google+ community: https://plus.google.com/communities/104400607770687047111
With regard to making consoles, unfortunately, there are no plans to get in the game console market. However, we fully support Steam's mission to ramp up access to more Linux games. , We would probably be more concerned about breaking away from building tools that empower #creatormakerbuilders to innovate future tech, than moving away from Ubuntu. Right now, Ubuntu provides great support for us, and we have all the firmware down that helps ensure a seamless experience out-of-the box. But you never know. :)
There's a little more info here on how we decided on Ubuntu http://carlrichell.com/post/2611107120/how-system76-began
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