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The Ubuntu Book

The Ubuntu Book

The Ubuntu Book

Many people making the move from Windows to a Linux distribution choose Ubuntu as their first step. The reasons for this are clear, as it provides a clean, attractive GUI with Unity, and usability by the bucket-load. In this book, you’ll discover the best features of Ubuntu’s default software, and the best FOSS apps for you to download from the Software Centre. We’ll even suggest some re-spins of Ubuntu to try, should you want to go beyond the basic Unity interface. Featuring: Ubuntu essentials - Make sure you have your system set up covered with handy tips. Ubuntu apps - Get to know the standard software packaged with Ubuntu. Supercharge Ubuntu - Use these more advanced tricks to get more from your system. Beyond Ubuntu - Explore different spins on Ubuntu and find your perfect desktop environment.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
10,70 €(IVA inc.)

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1 min.
welcome to the ubuntu book

Many people who want to make the move from their Windows systems to a Linux distribution choose Ubuntu as their first step. The reasons for this are clear, as it provides a clean, attractive GUI with Unity, and usability by the bucket-load. It is the perfect environment in which to begin learning about the command line and creating a more customisable workspace, while still benefitting from the positives that you were used to in Windows and other desktop systems. In this book, our aim is to guide you from where you are now – whether that’s about to download Ubuntu, or looking for ways to supercharge your experience – to becoming a confident Ubuntu power user. You’ll discover the best features of Ubuntu’s default software, and the best FOSS apps…

5 min.
get started with ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free, user-friendly Linux-based operating system that has found its place in every corner of the world. The best thing about Ubuntu is that it is absolutely free, including its future updates. Another thing that makes Ubuntu so popular is that it is extremely light on PC hardware, so you can install it on computers that are three to four years old, yet it still runs very smoothly. Ubuntu is the most widely used Linux operating system – both for desktops and in the cloud. Consider Ubuntu as a complete desktop operating system that is freely available – with both community and professional support. It can be noted here that Ubuntu is suitable for both desktop and server use. These are just some of the features that make…

10 min.
adopting the full version of ubuntu

“If you have an older computer or you do not know the type of the processor it uses, it is advisable to install the 32-bit version” As noted previously, Ubuntu is a very popular Linux distribution with many years of maturity under its belt and a huge user base. After becoming comfortable with the initial few aspects of Ubuntu, now it is time for you to take a deeper look at Ubuntu’s full version. Before you start with Ubuntu, you need to obtain a copy of the Ubuntu installation image. In addition, you will have to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements. The most common method of obtaining Ubuntu is to download the Ubuntu DVD image directly from the official site: ubuntu.com/download. For downloading and installing it, you just…

6 min.
what next?

“Problems encountered while working with Ubuntu are easily fixed” Sometimes when you are using Ubuntu, things may not work out as expected. The good thing is that the problems encountered while working with Ubuntu can be easily fixed. The best practice for any troubleshooting with Ubuntu is to complete all the steps and document the changes you have made, so that you will be able to track and undo changes (if necessary), and also to pass the details about your work to other users in the community. Let us take a quick look at some of the most common problems that users may face with Ubuntu. Forgot your password? In Ubuntu, if you forget your password, you can reset it by using ‘Recovery mode’. To start the Recovery mode, you need to shut…

12 min.
what’s your ubuntu flavour?

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that ships with the Unity desktop. However, there are other desktops, such as KDE, GNOME, MATE, XFCE and others with their own established communities. Technically, changing a desktop is about installing another set of packages, that are all part of standard Ubuntu online repositories. This way you can install all of them and choose what desktop you want to use at the login greeter. Ubuntu works fine with multiple desktops, but could always use a polish in terms of its user experience due to minor details, like icons from one desktop appearing in a system tray of another, or a mixed set of default applications. A custom Ubuntu remix with a desktop other than Unit, or with specific usage focus is called the ‘Ubuntu Flavour’. Everyone…

3 min.
navigating the basic ubuntu desktop

When Ubuntu first introduced its Unity desktop, some users threatened to move back to Windows Vista. However, as time went by, the desktop became more and more reliable: as of 12.04LTS, there is no real reason to dislike Unity. Unity initially started out as a research product trying to create a GUI that was better suited to netbooks: their extremely wide displays did not work particularly well with traditional desktop managers that had been intended for workstations utilising the standard 4:3 displays. This explains two important changes to the interface: first of all, the “launcher” was moved to the side of the screen in order to preserve the valuable vertical real estate. Secondarily, the menu bars of the various different applications were grouped together into one top bar that is always dedicated…