Download Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu Manual PDF

TitleGetting Started with Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu Manual
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Total Pages143
Table of Contents
                            Title page
	Ubuntu Philosophy
	A brief history of Ubuntu
	Is Ubuntu right for you?
	Contact details
	About the team
	Conventions used in this book
	Getting Ubuntu
	Trying out Ubuntu
	Installing Ubuntu—Getting started
	Finishing Installation
	Ubuntu installer for Windows
The Ubuntu Desktop
	Understanding the Ubuntu desktop
	Using the Launcher
	The Dash
	Managing windows
	Browsing files on your computer
	Nautilus file manager
	Searching for files and folders on your computer
	Customizing your desktop
	Session options
	Getting help
Working with Ubuntu
	All the applications you need
	Getting online
	Browsing the web
	Reading and composing email
	Using instant messaging
	Viewing and editing photos
	Watching videos and movies
	Listening to audio and music
	Burning CDs and DVDs
	Working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
	Ubuntu One
	Using your devices
	Hardware identification
	Connecting and using your printer
	Using a webcam
	Scanning text and images
	Other devices
Software Management
	Software management in Ubuntu
	Using the Ubuntu Software Center
	Managing additional software
	Manual software installation
	Updates and upgrades
Advanced Topics
	Ubuntu for advanced users
	Introduction to the terminal
	Ubuntu file system structure
	Securing Ubuntu
	Why Ubuntu is safe
	Basic security concepts
	User accounts
	System updates
	Resolving problems
	Troubleshooting guide
	Getting more help
Learning More
	What else can I do with Ubuntu?
	Open source software
	Distribution families
	Choosing amongst Ubuntu and its derivatives
	Finding additional help and support
	The Ubuntu community
	Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 3.0 Legal Code
	Creative Commons Notice
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Watching s may require Ubuntu to install a coder-decoder (also known
as a “codec”), a piece of soware allowing your computer to understand the
contents of the  and display the video.

Legal Notice: Patent and copyright laws differ depending on which country you
are in. Please obtain legal advice if you are unsure whether a particular patent or
restriction applies to a media format you wish to use in your country.

So that you can play all videos and s, you will need to install codecs.
To install the codecs, open the Ubuntu Soware Center either through the
Dash or the Launcher. When the “Ubuntu Soware Center” window opens,
use the search box in the top right and search for the following:

‣ ubuntu-restricted-extras
‣ libdvdread
‣ libdvdnav

Double-click each item above and then click the Install buon. is
may open an “Authenticate” window. If so, enter your password, then click
Authenticate to start the installation process.

Playing videos from file

Open the Movie menu, then select Open…. is will open the “Select
Movies or Playlists” window. Find the file or files that you want to play
and click on the Add buon. e video or videos will start playing.

Playing a DVD

When you insert a  in the computer, Ubuntu should open the “You have
just inserted a Video . Choose what application to launch” window.
Make sure that Open Movie Player is chosen in the drop-down list and
then click OK. e “Movie Player” window will open and the movie will

If the “Movie Player” window is already open, open the Movie menu,
then select Play Disc… and the movie will begin.

Listening to audio and music

Ubuntu comes with the Rhythmbox Music Player for listening to your
music, streaming Internet radio and managing playlists and podcasts.
Rhythmbox can also help you find and purchase music, along with man-
aging subscriptions to your favorite  feeds.

Starting Rhythmbox

ere are several ways to start Rhythmbox.

‣ Open the Dash, select Listen to Music, and choose any of the displayed
music files (if you have any).

‣ Open the Dash, type Rhythmbox and click on the Rhythmbox Music
Player icon.

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Internet radio, 
playing music, 
podcasts, 

scanner, 
troubleshooting, 

screen, see display

encryption, 
introduction, 
passwords, 
permissions, 
reseing passwords, 
screen locking, 
system updates, 

Shotwell, –
shuing down, 
Shuleworth, Mark, 
slide show, see LibreOffice

adding repository, –
email, 
finding applications, 
installation history, 
installing, –
managing, 
manual installation, –
movie players, 
multimedia players, 
music players, 
office suites, 
podcast readers, 
presentation, 
recommendations, 
removing, 
repositories, 
servers, 
spreadsheet, 

video players, 
web browser, 
word processor, 

Soware Center, 

input, 
output, 
recording, 
troubleshooting, 
volume, 

sound effects, 
spreadsheet, 
start up, see boot
suspending the computer, 
system requirements, 

about, 
using, 

underbird, –
setup, 

Ubuntu image, 

Twier, see Gwibber

alternate interfaces, –
bootable  drive, 
definition of, 
derivatives, 
downloading, 
Edubuntu, 
history of, 
installing, –
Mythbuntu, 
philosophy of, 
Server Edition, 
Ubuntu Studio, 

Ubuntu Live , –

Ubuntu One, –
Ubuntu Promise, 
Ubuntu Soware Center, 
Unity, 
Unix, , 
unmounting devices, 

about, –
automatic, 
release updates, 

, 
users, see also groups

adding, 
creating during installation, –
deleting, 
managing, 
modifying, 

troubleshooting, 

codecs, 
playing, 

volume, see sound

webcam, 
Wi-Fi, 
windows, 

closing, 
force on top, 
minimizing, 
moving, 
moving between, 
resizing, 
restoring, 
switching, 

word processor, 
workspaces, 

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