Ubuntu Made Easy: A Project-Based Introduction to Linux

By Rickford Grant, Phil Bull

Ubuntu brings Linux to the loads, however it can nonetheless be intimidating for newcomers, neophytes, and geeks-in-training. With Ubuntu Made Easy via your aspect you may be able to face any problem, and you may detect simply how enjoyable Linux can be.

Packed with information, tips, and worthwhile tips, Ubuntu Made Easy gets you up and operating with the world's hottest unfastened working process. Authors Rickford supply and Phil Bull stroll you thru universal initiatives like fitting and enjoying video games, gaining access to your favourite social networks, troubleshooting and software program difficulties, interacting together with your home windows install, and more.

With the aid of the book's ordinary motives and step by step tasks, you will additionally find out how to:

  • Set up printers, scanners, USB flash drives, and different hardware
  • Install and play loose video games like Frets on fireplace and Frozen Bubble in addition to advertisement hits like Braid and international of Goo
  • Watch DVDs, hearken to song, and sync your cellular devices
  • Edit and percentage electronic images and videos
  • Create files, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Work with the command line (or steer clear of it altogether!)

If you are looking for a pain-free option to study Linux, Ubuntu Made Easy is simply what you must start. Covers Ubuntu 12.04, certain Pangolin. comprises LiveCD.

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As soon as your computer boots from the dwell CD and also you see the crimson Ubuntu startup display, both you could look forward to a number of seconds for Ubuntu to begin booting into the reside CD right, otherwise you can press a key (any key) to demonstrate a menu the place you could decide upon your language and different settings. The default settings should still suffice for our reasons, so go away the keyboard untouched for a number of seconds, and the red reveal will cave in to a loading display (also purple). observe in case you choose to discover this menu, you’ll locate it is advisable to select as to the way you continue as soon as you’ve selected a language and so on. pick out attempt with out fitting to come back on track. After a few minutes or so, the loading display will disappear, and as an alternative will come an set up window with a swooshy pink computer heritage in the back of it (Figure 2-1). click on try out Ubuntu, and the set up window will cave in to a pristine Ubuntu computing device with a row of colourful icons down the left facet and a similar red historical past. you might want to now have the capacity to use your mouse in addition to the keyboard, so be at liberty to discover. And keep in mind, your hard disk drive will cross untouched, so leisure easy—you’re unlikely to alter, not to mention damage, something. in the event you get up to now, you’re able to take Ubuntu for a spin—but I’ll carry off on speaking approximately that till bankruptcy three. 12 bankruptcy 2 Figure 2-1: The Ubuntu reside CD’s set up window be aware precise enter mechanisms which are required for typing yes languages (that is, chinese language, eastern, and Korean) usually are not supported in stay CD classes. If you’d wish to get out of the CD and go back your laptop to common, click on the ability button on the very most sensible correct of the display (it seems like a pass among a typical strength icon and a gear), decide on close Down, after which pick out Restart back from the window that looks. After a short while, you’ll be requested to take away the CD from the force and press input. the pc will restart and go back you for your basic home windows machine quickly after. in case you have no good fortune with the Restart button for a few cause, it may be secure to show your machine off after which on back simply by utilizing the ability button at the entrance of the computing device. offerings, offerings, Choices—Installation ideas when you've got already put in Ubuntu in your computer, are chuffed operating it from the reside CD, or nonetheless haven’t made up your brain what to do, you could pass the remainder of this bankruptcy and proceed to the following one to begin operating with the Ubuntu machine. If, notwithstanding, you haven’t put in Ubuntu but and are prepared and rarin’ to take action, then preserve examining. Going for a Swim—Installing Ubuntu inside of home windows (the Wubi Installer) It was once that should you loved Ubuntu sufficient to need to run it off your harddrive yet have been afraid to do it for worry of harmful the fragile kingdom of your home windows setup, you have been . . . good, out of good fortune. issues have replaced, in spite of the fact that, simply because there's now an set up choice known as Wubi that shall we Wading and D ivi ng thirteen you set up Ubuntu at once in your home windows C: force as though it have been the other home windows software.

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