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 Geing Ubuntu Trying out Ubuntu Installing Ubuntu—Geing started Finishing Installation
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 Geing help Working with Ubuntu All the applications you need Geing 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
Sound Using a webcam Scanning text and images Other devices
Soware Management Soware management in Ubuntu Using the Ubuntu Soware Center Managing additional soware Manual soware 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 Geing more help Learning More What else can I do with Ubuntu? Open source soware Distribution families Choosing amongst Ubuntu and its derivatives Finding additional help and support e Ubuntu community Contributing License Creative Commons Aribution–ShareAlike . Legal Code Creative Commons Notice Glossary Credits
Welcome to Geing Started with Ubuntu, an introductory guide wrien 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 soware 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...