From Windows to Linux: Transitioning to Ubuntu LinuxBy Veronica Henry
Technology has infiltrated our phones, our television viewing and even our cars. As a result, today’s computer users are more technically savvy than ever before. And with this nearly seamless integration into our everyday lives, users are demanding more options and choices.
The operating system (OS) is one of those areas. You may have done some initial research and are ready to give Linux a test drive. Transitioning to a new OS can be an intimidating exercise, but it doesn’t have to be. So if you’ve installed Ubuntu and are staring blankly at the uncluttered desktop, wondering what to do next, you’ve come to the right place.
Getting Started with Ubuntu Linux
In this video, I walk you through some steps that will help you navigate your new system. We’ll review the applications that come pre-installed with Ubuntu, as well as how to add and remove new software. If you’re curious about how much you can customize your desktop, Linux doesn’t disappoint. From unusual color combinations to background images – the options are endless.
At the heart of every system are your files and directories. Nautilus is Ubuntu’s file management utility, and we’ll cover the basics: how to create folders, move/copy files and more. Printing in Linux is relatively easy, normally, the OS will detect the printer attached to your computer, but we will review how to add a printer and manage your print queue.
We’ll wrap up with a look at the security options available to you and some resources to help you learn more. I hope you enjoy the video. Be sure to join me for future tutorials on Ubuntu Linux.
About the Author
Veronica Henry is a writer, web developer and tech guru. Her 20 year IT career came to an end when her inner writer and entrepreneur inexplicably besieged her to give it all up. She is a self-proclaimed girl-geek and linux convert, who has held MCSE, GSEC and PMP certifications. In her dreams, she is a international best-selling sci-fi and fantasy author, but in the meantime, she now spends her days writing, managing her websites and wrecking havoc on her Ubuntu laptop.
Author's Website: http://www.veronicawrites.com
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