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This 6th variation of starting Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us—newbies, energy clients and procedure administrators—to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu free up. in response to the bestselling 5th variation, this variation introduces the recent cohesion interface whereas no longer neglecting the finely-tuned management strategies for brand spanking new clients found in past variants. no matter if you goal to exploit it in the house or within the place of work, you’ll be brought to the entire international of Ubuntu Linux, from basic note processing to utilizing cloud providers. You’ll methods to keep an eye on the Ubuntu procedure that you simply put in as you're guided via universal projects, akin to configuring the platforms graphical consumer interface, hearing audio CDs and MP3s, generating records, utilizing VoIP and chat, and naturally, basic method upkeep. Emilio additionally introduces the enhanced software program middle and Ubuntus multitouch functions. This e-book provides a sequence of finished tutorials on Ubuntu management and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while no longer neglecting issues concerning workplace functions and the Cloud. What you’ll examine Use Ubuntu as an everyday machine in your computing device or workstation whole place of work initiatives, similar to growing Microsoft Office-compatible records and spreadsheets, utilizing electronic mail, and handling contacts hearken to MP3s, deal with images and CDs, and watch video clips utilizing a common Linux computing device Configure Ubuntus printer- and file-sharing positive factors to percentage assets seamlessly with different desktops in your community Configure and use Ubuntus multitouch functions Administer and safe your Ubuntu computer Who this booklet is for everybody attracted to or already utilizing Ubuntu—no exceptions. desk of Contents Meet Ubuntu Linux GNU «slash» Linux Pre-installation Steps fitting Ubuntu fixing set up difficulties Booting Ubuntu for the 1st Time Getting every thing Up and operating the right way to safe Your desktop Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting every little thing most appropriate dealing with Your info a global of purposes operating with textual content documents Making the flow to OpenOffice.org speaking with Others Social Networks and Cloud Computing electronic Audio video clips and Multimedia electronic pictures taking part in video games fitting and elimination software program realizing Linux clients and dossier Permissions Optimizing Your procedure Backing Up information Scheduling initiatives getting access to desktops Remotely Taking regulate of the method Appendix 1: Introducing the BASH Shell Appendix 2: word list of Linux phrases Appendix three: Getting extra support Appendix four: Exploring the electronic obtain and different Ubuntu types

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Unfortunately, for technical reasons Wubi isn’t included on the DVD release of Ubuntu, as supplied on Side A of the DVD-ROM disc that comes with this book. To use it, you’ll need to burn your own CD-R/RW disc from the installation ISO image of Ubuntu provided on Side B of the disc. To learn how to do this, follow the instructions in Appendix D. To use Wubi, insert the CD while Windows is up and running. In the dialog box that appears, click the Install Inside Windows button. exe. In the next dialog box, you are presented with a series of drop-down lists.

28 CHAPTER 3  PRE-INSTALLATION STEPS Using a virtualized computer is a great way to try out Ubuntu before you commit yourself to anything more drastic, but you have to be aware of the drawbacks as well. Operating systems running within virtual computers tend to operate more slowly compared to running natively on a computer, and the virtualized hardware is often very simple (virtual machines have only recently gained the ability to access your computer’s 3D graphics hardware, for example). Setting up a virtual computer can be difficult for those who are new to it, and you’ll require a powerful PC with at least 2GB of memory (and more like 3–4GB for optimum results).

There are essentially two stages to work through if you choose this option: • You’re given the chance to repartition the disk manually. You can resize or delete any existing partitions and create the partitions Ubuntu needs. • While creating/editing the partitions, you’ll be asked to assign mount points. You’ll be prompted to tell Ubuntu which of the partitions on the disk it should use for the root file system (that is, the main partition for Ubuntu’s use) and which should be used for the swap partition.

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