Using Ubuntu Linux

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The purpose of this book is to provide a complete reference & guide for all things related to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution with a strong focus on usability, regular releases, and ease of installation.

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction

Introduction for new users: An introduction for people new to/unfamiliar with computers
Introduction for Windows users: An introduction for computer users familiar with the Windows operating system
Introduction for Mac users: Yes, Linux can be cool too
Introduction for Ubuntu users: The secret handshake
Introduction for users of other Linux distributions: Comrades, welcome!
Introduction for users of Unix and/or Unix-like operating systems: Family ties...
Introduction for users of other operating systems: If you belong in this category, boy you are strange!

Glossary

Ubuntu Variations: Distros & sub-distros

How to choose the right one

Getting Started

Live Boot
Installing
Virtualization

First Boot

Settings & How to Use Them

General Use: The basics

Desktop
Network: Schools, computer labs, offices, etc
Server
Cluster
Mobile
Other

Specialized Uses

Home
Business/Enterprise: NOT the starship
School
Computer Lab
Studio
Gaming
Stripped Down
For Older/Lower-Powered Systems
Other
Other

Software

Software Categories
Core Ubuntu Components
Other Software
Games

Hardware

Drivers

Help & Support

About Ubuntu

Primary Developers
Mark Shuttleworth
Canonical
The Ubuntu Foundation
The Ubuntu Community
Help & Support
Get Involved

Ubuntu History & Origins: Ubuntu lore

Ubuntu, The Word: The OTHER Ubuntu
Ubuntu Linux: The software
The Roots of Ubuntu Linux
Pre-Linux: The history of the universe through Multics, Unics, Unix, & Unix-like operating systems, up to the time of Linus Torvalds... or, whatever happened to PlanKalkül?
Gnu/Linux: Richard Stallman, this is for you...
Proto-Ubuntu
Ubuntu: Let there be earth tones & a birth to the sound of drums...

Sub-Guides

Ubuntu & Ubuntu-Derived Distributions
Canonical: The official canon
Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Xubuntu
Gobuntu
Edubuntu
Ubuntu Studio
Impi Linux
Deuterocanonical & Semi-Canon: Distros with some connection to Canonical; business, commercial agreements, etc.
Dell Ubuntu
Linspire
Freespire
Other: The apocrypha & various heresies
gOS
Mint
Former: The dead, the dying, & the wretched exiles
Mepis
Ubuntu Distro D.I.Y.: make your own

Technical

Components of Ubuntu
Desktops

The list of lists

Master List of Concise Wisdom: Advice, f.a.q.'s, help & how to's, tips, tricks, & warnings....
Master List of Ubuntu & Ubuntu-Based Distributions
Master List of Ubuntu Releases
Master List of Links

Credits