Ubuntu tutorial


Ubuntu tutorialsThese "how to" tutorials are made for the absolute beginner in the Ubuntu GNU/Linux environment. They will walk you through the process of understanding Free and Open Source Software, downloading and installing your OS, learning the basic tasks of your new desktop, customising the desktop and learning about ways to get help from the community. More advanced tutorials will follow whenever possible.

Most tutorials follow the same structure: they are divided in 10 short videos of about 2 minutes each and tackle one particular topic. Each tutorial is a playlist that will play all videos of the tutorial one after the other. Don't hesitate to divide your learning sessions in several parts. You can pause the videos to practice and jump to any video of the tutorial by hovering your mouse over the video or clicking on the icon  Playlist icon. If you like them, feel free to comment and share to encourage us to do more video tutorials! Your feedback is very important to improve these tutorials, please do speak your mind if you have good or bad things to say about them.


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Table of contents

 

BEGINNER

(4 tutorials, 32 videos, total duration: +- 1h30)

 

To know what Ubuntu version you are running go to:

System settings (top right corner) > Details > Overview

The version numbers correspond to: year.month (e.g. 12.04 = April 2012)

 

First steps

Before Installation
Download and install Ubuntu GNU/Linux

 

Desktop overview (equivalences & differences):  

-Migrating from Windows
-Migrating from Mac

Ubuntu version:

12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

 

#1 - Ubuntu simple tasks

    1 - Set up the system language
    2 - Connect to wifi networks & browse the web
    3 – Install new software
    4 - Find files, folders and applications
    5 - Check mail and manage contacts
    6 - Chat client (MSN, Google talk, IRC...)
    7 - Office suite
    8 - Play music and videos
    9 - Images and pictures
    10 - Backup
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Ubuntu version:

12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

 

#2-Ubuntu features & customizations
    1 – Update manager
    2 – System settings
    3 – Ubuntu One
    4 – Advanced settings
    5 – Workspace switcher
    6 – Compiz
    7 - Choosing start up applications
    8 – Checking disks
    9 - Startup disc creator
    10 – Virtual machines

Ubuntu version:

12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

 

#3-Ubuntu troubleshooting & getting help
    1 – Solve most computer problems easily
    2 – System monitor & synaptic package manager
    3 – Ubuntu offline help
    4 - Ubuntu official book
    5 -  AskUbuntu
    6 -  UbuntuForums
    7 – IRC channels
    8 – Launchpad answers
    9 – Report a bug in Launchpad
    10 – Professional support

All Ubuntu versions

(Updated on April 2012)

 


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By the time you finish these tutorials you will know how to find your way on your new Ubuntu desktop. More tutorials will come to go beyond this introduction.

To be continued...