Ubuntu Software

    All Linux software for Ubuntu is currently available from online repositories. You can download applications for desktops, Internet servers, office suites, and programming packages, among others. Software packages are distributed primarily through the official Ubuntu repository. Downloads and updates are … Continue reading

    Ubuntu news and blog sites

    Several news and blog sites are accessible from the News page at http://www.ubuntu.com/news. http://fridge.ubuntu.com The Fridge site lists the latest news and developments for Ubuntu. It features the Weekly newsletter, latest announcements, and upcoming events. http://planet.ubuntu.com Ubuntu blog for members … Continue reading

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    Graphics Applications

    Ubuntu includes a wide range of graphics and multimedia applications, including simple image viewers such as GwenView, sophisticated image manipulation programs like GIMP, music and CD players like Rhythmbox, and TV viewers like Totem. Several helpful Linux multimedia sites are listed in Table. … Continue reading

    Multimedia support

    A listing of popular multimedia codecs available is shown in Table Of particular interest may be the liba52, faad2, and lame codecs for sound decoding, as well as the xvidcore, x264, libdvdcss, and libdvbpsi for video decoding. Ubuntu provides a … Continue reading

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    SquirrelMail

    You can use the SquirrelMail Web mail tool to access mail from Internet email services using your Web browser. It will display a login screen for mail users. It features an inbox list and message reader, support for editing and … Continue reading

    Command Line Mail Clients

    Several mail clients use a simple command line interface. They can be run without any other kind of support, such as the X Window System, desktops, or cursor support. They are simple and easy to use but include an extensive … Continue reading

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    Epiphany, Chromium, Lynx and ELinks

    Epiphany Epiphany is a GNOME Web browser designed to be fast with a simple interface. You can install Epiphany from the Ubuntu Software Center | Internet | Web Browsers page. You can find out more about Epiphany at http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/. Epiphany … Continue reading

    Web Browsers

    Popular browsers for Ubuntu include Firefox (Mozilla), Rekonq, Chromium (Google), Epiphany, and Lynx. Firefox is the default Web browser used on most Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. Rekonq is the KDE Web browser, accessible from the KDE desktop, and Epiphany is … Continue reading

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    System Administration

    Most administrative configurations tasks are performed for you automatically. Devices like printers, hard drive partitions, and graphics cards are detected and set up for you. There are cases where you may need to perform tasks manually like adding new users and installing … Continue reading

    Controlled Administrative Access

    To access administrative tools, you have to login as a user who has administrative permissions. The user that you created during installation is given administrative permissions automatically. Log in as that user. When you attempt to use an administrative tool, … Continue reading

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    Wired Configuration

    To edit a wired connection, select the connection and click the Edit buttons on the Wired tab. This opens an Editing window as shown in Figure. The Add button is used to add a new connection and opens a similar … Continue reading

    Network Manager

    Network Manager detects your network connections automatically, both wired and wireless. Network Manager uses the automatic device detection capabilities of udev to configure your connections. Should you instead need to configure your network connections manually, you also use Network Manager … Continue reading

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    Compiz-Fusion

    For 3D support, you can use compositing window manager support provided by Compiz-fusion. Windows are displayed using window animation, allowing windows to wobble, bend, and move in unusual ways. Desktops can also be accessed using 3D tools like the Desktop … Continue reading

    The GNOME Interface

    The Network Object Model Environment, also known as GNOME, is a powerful and easy-to-use environment consisting primarily of a panel, a desktop, and a set of GUI tools with which program interfaces can be constructed. GNOME is designed to provide … Continue reading

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    KDM

    If you are using the KDM to login, a box will be displayed at the center of the screen where you can enter your user name and password. Shutdown and Session (down arrow) menus are displayed at the bottom left … Continue reading

    KDE Kickoff and Quick Access menus

    The KickOff application launcher organizes menu entries into tabs that are accessed by icons at the bottom of the Kickoff menu. There are tabs for Favorites, Applications, Computer, Recently Used, and Leave. You can add an application to the Favorites … Continue reading

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