Getting Started with Ubuntu 13.04

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Contents
Prologue  Welcome  Ubuntu Philosophy  A brief history of Ubuntu  Is Ubuntu right for you?  Contact details  About the team  Conventions used in this book 



Installation  Geing Ubuntu  Trying out Ubuntu  Installing Ubuntu—Geing started Finishing Installation 

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e Ubuntu Desktop  Understanding the Ubuntu desktop  Unity  Using the Launcher  e Dash  Workspaces  Managing windows  Browsing files on your computer  Files file manager  Searching for files and folders on your computer  Customizing your desktop  Accessibility  Session options  Geing help  Working with Ubuntu  All the applications you need  Geing online  Browsing the web  Reading and composing email  Using instant messaging  Viewing and editing photos  Watching videos and movies  Listening to audio and music  Burning s and s  Working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations  Ubuntu One  Hardware  Using your devices  Hardware identification  Displays  Connecting and using your printer





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Sound  Using a webcam  Scanning text and images Other devices  

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Soware Management  Soware management in Ubuntu  Using the Ubuntu Soware Center  Managing additional soware  Manual soware installation  Updates and upgrades  Advanced Topics  Ubuntu for advanced users  Introduction to the terminal  Ubuntu file system structure  Securing Ubuntu  Why Ubuntu is safe  Basic security concepts  Users and groups  System updates  Firewall  Encryption  Running Windows Programs on Ubuntu Troubleshooting  Resolving problems  Troubleshooting guide  Geing more help  Learning More  What else can I do with Ubuntu?  Open source soware  Distribution families  Choosing amongst Ubuntu and its derivatives  Finding additional help and support  e Ubuntu community  Contributing  License  Creative Commons Aribution–ShareAlike . Legal Code Creative Commons Notice  Glossary  Credits  



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Index 

Prologue
Welcome

Welcome to Geing Started with Ubuntu, an introductory guide wrien to help new users get started with Ubuntu. Our goal is to cover the basics of Ubuntu (such as installation and working with the desktop) as well as hardware and soware management, working with the command line, and security. 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 new Ubuntu system. Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu every six months; every fourth release is a so-called long-term support () version. Ubuntu . (code-named Raring Ringtail) is considered a regular release and is supported by Canonical with patches and upgrades for nine months. e most recent  version is Ubuntu . (Precise Pangolin), and has support for five years (until April ). Whenever a new version of Ubuntu is released, we will incorporate updates and changes into our guide, and make a...
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