Beginning Ubuntu Linux. Natty Narwhal Edition by Emilio Raggi, Visit Amazon's Keir Thomas Page, search

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This 6th variation of starting Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us—newbies, energy clients and procedure administrators—to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu unlock. in response to the bestselling 5th version, this variation introduces the recent cohesion interface whereas now not neglecting the finely-tuned management suggestions for brand new clients found in past variants. no matter if you objective to exploit it in the house or within the workplace, you’ll be brought to the entire international of Ubuntu Linux, from uncomplicated observe processing to utilizing cloud providers. You’ll how you can keep watch over the Ubuntu process that you simply put in as you're guided via universal projects, corresponding to configuring the structures graphical consumer interface, hearing audio CDs and MP3s, generating records, utilizing VoIP and chat, and naturally, normal procedure upkeep. Emilio additionally introduces the enhanced software program heart and Ubuntus multitouch services. This booklet provides a sequence of complete tutorials on Ubuntu management and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while no longer neglecting concerns concerning workplace functions and the Cloud. What you’ll study Use Ubuntu as a regular computer in your computer or laptop entire place of work projects, akin to developing Microsoft Office-compatible files and spreadsheets, utilizing email, and handling contacts take heed to MP3s, deal with images and CDs, and watch videos utilizing a easy Linux laptop Configure Ubuntus printer- and file-sharing positive aspects to percentage assets seamlessly with different pcs in your community Configure and use Ubuntus multitouch functions Administer and safe your Ubuntu laptop Who this publication is for everybody drawn to or already utilizing Ubuntu—no exceptions. desk of Contents Meet Ubuntu Linux GNU «slash» Linux Pre-installation Steps fitting Ubuntu fixing install difficulties Booting Ubuntu for the 1st Time Getting every little thing Up and working easy methods to safe Your desktop Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting every little thing perfect coping with Your information a global of purposes operating with textual content records Making the circulate to OpenOffice.org speaking with Others Social Networks and Cloud Computing electronic Audio videos and Multimedia electronic images taking part in video games fitting and removal software program realizing Linux clients and dossier Permissions Optimizing Your approach Backing Up facts Scheduling projects gaining access to desktops Remotely Taking keep watch over of the process Appendix 1: Introducing the BASH Shell Appendix 2: word list of Linux phrases Appendix three: Getting additional support Appendix four: Exploring the electronic obtain and different Ubuntu types

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Installing an operating system involves a couple of serious processes that have the potential for data loss. Read and consider every warning message you see, and be sure to keep your wits about you. Above all, make a backup of your data beforehand, as described in the previous chapter. An Overview of the Installation Process The DVD-ROM disc supplied with this book is double-sided. This means it’s like a vinyl LP record. To play Side A, simply insert the disc with the Side A label topmost. To play Side B, insert the disc with the Side B label topmost.

Now you still need to add the partition for the home directory. To do this, from the Allocate drive space window, select the free space again (see figure 4-7) and click Add. As you can assign all of the remaining disk space to the home partition, you just have to change the mount point. Make sure it is set to /home and click OK to continue. 52 CHAPTER 4  INSTALLING UBUNTU You should now have partitions ready to go, as shown in Figure 4-8. At this point, you can click Install Now to continue. Figure 4-8.

Therefore, one of the first preparatory steps is to ensure that enough space is free. Freeing Up Space The first step before installing Ubuntu alongside Windows is to check how much free space you have in your Windows partition. To see the amount of free space you have under Windows Vista or 7, click the Start button, click Computer, and look at the bar graph next to your hard disk drive, as shown in Figure 3-2. With older versions of Windows, you should double-click My Computer, right-click your boot drive, and select Properties.

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