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Introduction to Ubuntu

  1. 1. ABOUT UBUNTU Introducing Ubuntu Getting to Grips with the Desktop Users and the Filesystem
  3. 3. What is Ubuntu? A freely available Linux based operating system Open source alternative for Windows “Ubuntu” is derived from an African word meaning “humanity to others”.
  4. 4. Why use Ubuntu? Easy to use Multi-tasking Stable and secure No need for drivers Can run many From super computer applications to handheld ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
  5. 5. Programs with Ubuntu Mozilla Firefox (internet explorer) Pidgin (instant messaging) Rhythmbox (music player) Totem (video player) (office suite) GIMP (image-editing) NOTE: All of these programs are installed by default and are all free of charge.
  6. 6. Ubuntu Recent Releases Release Nickname Updated Until 8.04 Hardy Heron April 2011 8.10 Intrepid Ibex April 2010 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope October 2010 9.10 Karmic Koala October 2011
  7. 7. Review Questions 1.What does the word 2.What is the office ”Ubuntu” mean? suite for Ubuntu? Humanity to others MS Office A matter for discussion StarOffice Super cool Ubuntu Office You are my master
  8. 8. Review Questions 3.What is the nickname 4.What is the nickname for Ubuntu v8.10? for Ubuntu v9.04? Hardy Heron Hardy Heron Intrepid Ibex Intrepid Ibex Jaunty Jackalope Jaunty Jackalope Karmic Koala Karmic Koala
  9. 9. Review Questions 5.What is the nickname 6.What is the nickname for Ubuntu v8.04? for Ubuntu v9.10? Hardy Heron Hardy Heron Intrepid Ibex Intrepid Ibex Jaunty Jackalope Jaunty Jackalope Karmic Koala Karmic Koala
  11. 11. The Desktop
  12. 12. Panels Top Panel Bottom Panel
  13. 13. Panels  To add a new panel:  Right-click >> New Panel
  14. 14. Panels  To delete a panel:  Right-click >> Delete This Panel
  15. 15. Main Menus  Applications  Places  System
  16. 16. Applications Menu  Equivalent to Windows' Programs menu.  Where you will find the installed programs in your computer.  To install new programs (free), go to Applications >> Add/Remove
  17. 17. Places Menu  Equivalent to Windows' My Documents menu.  Quick access to your folders, bookmarks and mounted drives.  Where you can search for files.
  18. 18. System Menu  Preferences  Equivalent to Windows' Display Properties.  Where you can personalize the look and feel of your desktop.
  19. 19. System Menu  To change desktop wallpaper or theme:  System >> Preferences >> Appearance
  20. 20. System Menu  Administration  Equivalent to Windows' Control Panel.  Where you can edit your system configuration.  Printing  Update Manager  Users and Groups
  21. 21. System Menu  To add printer:  System >> Administration >> Printing
  22. 22. System Menu  To install updates:  System >> Administration >> Update Manager
  23. 23. System Menu  To add another user:  System >> Administration >> Users and Groups
  24. 24. Icons and Applets  Quick launch icons for the web browser, email clients, help system and other applets  Time/date display, notification area (such as available updates and network connection)
  25. 25. Icons and Applets  To add an applet:  Right-click >> Add to Panel
  26. 26. Icons and Applets  To add application icons to the panel:  Right-click on the application >> Add this launcher to panel
  27. 27. Icons and Applets  Shutting Down  Click the icon located at the rightmost corner of the top panel
  28. 28. Virtual desktops  Workspaces you can toggle in between.  Switching between virtual desktops:  Ctrl + Alt  Click the boxes at the Bottom panel  Adding virtual desktops  Right-click >> Preferences
  29. 29. Review Questions 1.Where will you go if 2.This is equivalent to you want to install an Windows' My application? Documents menu. Applications > Office Applications menu Applications > Places menu Add/Remove System menu System > Preferences Icons and applets System > Administration
  30. 30. Review Questions 3.Where will you go if 4.Where will you go if you want to change you want to add your desktop users? appearance?  Applications > Office  Applications > Office  Applications >  Applications > Add/Remove Add/Remove  System > Preferences  System > Preferences  System > Administration  System > Administration
  31. 31. Review Questions 5.These are workspaces you can toggle in between.  Icons and applets  Virtual desktops  Main menus  Trash bin
  33. 33. Nautilus: An Overview  The file browsing program with Ubuntu  Similar with Windows Explorer (NOT Internet explorer) when you open My Computer  Just open any folder in Ubuntu and you begin working with Nautilus
  34. 34. The Nautilus Window Toolbar Side Location bar Pane (Button mode) View Zoom Selector Controls File Area Status Bookmarks Bar
  35. 35. How Ubuntu handles files  File and folder names  To rename: Right-click >> Rename  Case sensitive  You can use any characters and symbols except forward slash (/)  The Home folder  The user's personal folder  Mounting/unmounting  Right-click >> Unmount Volume
  36. 36. Day-to-day file management  Creating a new folder  File >> Create Folder  Copying and moving files  Copy and Paste  Cut and Paste  Adding bookmarks  Drag the folder to the bookmarks list in the Side Pane.
  37. 37. Review Questions 1.This is the file 2.The user's personal browsing program in folder is called ___. Ubuntu. My Documents folder Nautilus Personal folder Netscape My Own folder Navigator Home folder Netizen
  38. 38. Review Questions 3.In Nautilus, where will 4.How do you unmount you go to create a or eject your USB new folder? flash disk from the File menu computer? Edit menu Right-click > Eject volume View menu Right-click > Safely Go menu remove Simply pull the USB Right-click > Unmount volume
  39. 39. Exercises Create your own folder in the Documents folder with your first name initial, middle initial and surname as folder name (e.g. cmmevangelista). Create a bookmark for your folder. Change the desktop wallpaper to space-03 and change the theme to Clearlooks. Add the Character Palette to the top panel. Create a desktop shortcut for Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation.
  40. 40. To be continued... FOR TOMORROW: OPENOFFICE WRITER