The Ubuntu Desktop Beginner’s Guide

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Want to use Ubuntu without having to learn the command line? Then this is the book for you! THE UBUNTU DESKTOP BEGINNER’S GUIDE will show you how to use the Ubuntu desktop interface and perform common tasks with the operating system.

In the guide, you’ll earn how to:

-Install Ubuntu.

-Install the latest updates for Ubuntu.

-Configure and use Ubuntu’s Unity environment.

-Master the Launcher, the Dash, and the Heads-Up Display.

-Create and manage user accounts.

-Manage files and folders.

-Use email from Ubuntu.

-Manage removable media like USB hard drives and flash drives.

-Use wired networks.

-Use wireless networks.

-Find applications and install them using Ubuntu Software Center.

-Listen to music.

-Watch video.

3 thoughts on “The Ubuntu Desktop Beginner’s Guide

  • July 11, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Will I learn how to get around ubuntu’s crude driver installation so that I can point it at the driver I want to use?
    I’m trying to install a Brothers wireless printer and it searches for a driver, (Never letting me point it at the driver) and finds a generic driver that doesn’t work!
    I’ve only run ubuntu off a DVD as a trial run to see if it will do what I need it to (so far it won’t run Netflix). It’s painfully slow. I didn’t think anything was slower than MS. I’m running a dual core AMD with Win 7 on a laptop.

    • July 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Your best bet is to check the Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility List and see if your model of Brother printer is included:

      If it isn’t, I’m afraid you might be out of luck. Sorry.

  • December 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I am far,I have no comment.

    Santosh saha


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