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Prologue Welcome Ubuntu philosophy A brief history of Ubuntu Is Ubuntu right for you? Contact details Conventions used in this book
Installation Geing Ubuntu Minimum system requirements Installing Ubuntu e Ubuntu Desktop Understanding the desktop Managing windows Switingbetween open windows Using the Applications menu Using the System menu Browsing ﬁles on your computer Nautilus ﬁle browser Searing for ﬁles on your computer Customizing your desktop Accessibility Managing your computer Geing help Working with Ubuntu Geing online Browsing the web Reading and composing email Staying organized Using instant messaging Microblogging Viewing and editing photos Wating videos and movies Listening to audio and music Working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
Taking notes Ubuntu One Seing up Ubuntu One Ubuntu One Preferences More information Hardware Using your devices Hardware identiﬁcation Displays Connecting and using your printer Sound Burning CDs and DVDs Using a webcam Scanning text and images Other devices
Soware Management Soware management in Ubuntu Using the Ubuntu Soware Center Managing additional soware Synaptic Paage Manager Updates and Upgrades e Command Line Introduction to the terminal Ubuntu ﬁle systemstructure Geing started with the command line Introducing sudo Managing soware through the terminal Security Why Ubuntu is safe Basic Security concepts and procedures System updates Users and groups Seing up a secure system Troubleshooting Resolving problems Troubleshooting guide Geing more help
Learning More What else can I do with Ubuntu? Open Source soware Distribution families -bit or -bit? Finding additional help and support License Creative Commons Notice Glossary
Credits Team Leads Authors Editors Designers Developers Translators Special anks Index
Welcome to Geing Startedwith Ubuntu, an introductory guide wrien to help new users get started with Ubuntu. Our goal is to cover the basics of Ubuntu (su as installation and working with the desktop) as well as guide you through some of the most popular applications. We designed this guide to be simple to follow with step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, allowing you to discover the potential of your newUbuntu system even if you are a novice computer user or are migrating from another operating system for the ﬁrst time. Please bear in mind that this guide is still very mu a work in progress and always will be. It is wrien speciﬁcally for Ubuntu . , and although we have aimed to not limit our instructions to this version it is unavoidable that some things will ange over the...