Getting Started with Ubuntu 14.04 Second Edition

Getting Started with Ubuntu 14.04 Second Edition

By The Ubuntu Manual Team
Book Description

Getting Started with Ubuntu 14.04 is a comprehensive beginner's guide designed for the Ubuntu operating system. It is written under an open-source license and is free for you to download, read, modify, and share. This manual will help you become familiar with everyday tasks such as surfing the web, listening to music, and scanning documents. With an emphasis on easy-to-follow instructions, it is suitable for all levels of experience.

Updates and Print available from the team's website.

Table of Contents
  • Title page
  • 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
    • Getting Ubuntu
    • Trying out Ubuntu
    • Installing Ubuntu—Getting started
    • Finishing Installation
  • The Ubuntu Desktop
    • Understanding the Ubuntu desktop
    • Unity
    • The Launcher
    • The Dash
    • Workspaces
    • Managing windows
    • Unity's Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Browsing files on your computer
    • Files file manager
    • Searching for files and folders on your computer
    • Customizing your desktop
    • Accessibility
    • Session options
    • Getting help
  • Working with Ubuntu
    • All the applications you need
    • Getting 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 CDs and DVDs
    • Working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Hardware
    • Using your devices
    • Hardware identification
    • Displays
    • Connecting and using your printer
    • Sound
    • Using a webcam
    • Scanning text and images
    • Keyboard and mouse
    • Other devices
  • Software Management
    • Software management in Ubuntu
    • Using the Ubuntu Software Center
    • Managing additional software
    • Manual software 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
    • Getting more help
  • Learning More
    • What else can I do with Ubuntu?
    • Open source software
    • Distribution families
    • Choosing amongst Ubuntu and its derivatives
    • Finding additional help and support
    • The Ubuntu community
    • Contributing
  • License
    • Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 3.0 Legal Code
    • Creative Commons Notice
  • Glossary
  • Credits
  • Index
  • Colophon
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