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I will give you some pointers as to how to make your the Ubuntu Linux operating system more useful to you as I am pretty sure you have been used to using one of the windows based operating systems that have come out over the years like Windows 95, 95, Windows XP, Vista (yuck!!) and last but not least Windows 7.
So here we go, if you were to obtain a live cd ( which can be found in several magazines that cater to the Linux community such as Linux User, and LInux Format magazines) that contains Ubuntu you would be able to load up and test the waters without making any adjustments or commitment at all. And should you decide you do indeed like it so much that you want to run it along with your current windows system then that fine, but you may become so fond of it that you decide to use Ubuntu instead.
Now it is only fair to warn you, installing files and application is not going to be how you are accustomed to doing it case in point when you want to use a file that ends in .exe you would click on it and it would automatically install itself to your pc. Well Ubuntu is just a bit different in that you will more than likely be using what is known as the Ubuntu Software Center which is a handy way of locating and obtaining what ever programs you are looking for. A great example would be in the world of word processing you would go to the software center and go to where it says office see the picture below:
you will see something like this:
Once you get to office you will then see a selection of programs you can use for your word processing needs. Now each of the various editions of Ubuntu have by now switched over to Libreoffice by default so really out of the box you have a great start, however I recommend Abiword as it is very quick and has mostof the features you are looking for in the 1st place.
I also want to bring to your attention the games section there are so many that are available that it is insane.
So there you go have fun learning about this OS that you got for absolutely free!
In case you were wondering about the picture if you look on the bottom of it you will see a number 2,174 items that are available all for free!!!
Hello! Thanks so much for coming to check me out. I first got started on here in August of 2011 – thanks to the suggestion of one of my good friends. :)
While I started with posts mostly about Linux, I decided to expand the topics I would discuss. I pretty much talk about a variety of things from nature to music, etc.
Since then my traffic here has increased nicely. Having people come back to check me out again makes me very happy as well. If you want to link to any of my posts, please feel free to do so. I love to reblog and link to posts I like as well.
The following were suggestions that I used when I got started. It took me a while to understand things the way I do now and I am still learning.
I highly recommend reading other blogs, as people will generally check you out if you check them out. Also, commenting and re-blogging as you see fit is good as well. It helps you and it helps others.
Here are some suggestions for your first post.
- You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
- Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting page you read on the web.
- Make some changes to this page, and then hit “preview” on the right. You can always preview any post or edit it before you share it with the world.
I wish you the best in your endeavours when it comes to blogging. I have no doubt you will enjoy it as I have.