Instant Ubuntu

Your complete guide to making the switch to Ubuntu

Instant Ubuntu

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Christer Edwards

Your complete guide to making the switch to Ubuntu
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ISBN 139781783280872
Paperback54 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Focuses on making new users feel comfortable switching to Ubuntu
  • Discover the top applications and features
  • Learn everything you need to know to install, configure, and get started with using the Ubuntu desktop

Who This Book Is For

If you are interested in exploring what Ubuntu Linux has to offer, this is the book for you."Instant Ubuntu" is written from the standpoint of a beginner. All you need to get started with this book is a very basic understanding of computing, such as the ability to burn a DVD and navigate the Internet.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Ubuntu
So, what is Ubuntu?
Installation
Quick start – desktop tour
Top 10 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • Download and burn the free Ubuntu installer DVD
  • Connect with friends and family online using popular social media platforms, email, and chat
  • Use the Ubuntu Software Center and install new applications
  • Explore the included multimedia applications, and play music and watch videos
  • Set up automatic backups stored securely in the Ubuntu One cloud
  • Be productive at work or school with the LibreOffice productivity suite
  • Install up-to-date drivers to support cutting edge video and network hardware
  • Join a worldwide community of open source enthusiasts

In Detail

Ubuntu is widely considered the worlds’ most popular Linux distribution. Focusing on simplicity and ease of use, it provides an intuitive desktop environment suitable even for the novice user. Built by a worldwide team of developers, Ubuntu provides a welcoming approach to software.

"Instant Ubuntu" will guide you through the steps required to begin using the Ubuntu Linux distribution on your desktop or laptop. This book provides a guided tour of the installation, followed by an overview of the desktop environment, and an introduction to all of the top applications.

Starting out with detailed instructions on the installation, this book will walk you step-by-step through the basics of getting started. Once you're up and running, you'll be given a full tour of the Ubuntu Dash and Launcher, followed by an outline of the top applications and features.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Ubuntu
So, what is Ubuntu?
Installation
Quick start – desktop tour
Top 10 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

Book Details

ISBN 139781783280872
Paperback54 pages
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