Ubuntu Introduction Guide for First Time Users

Ubuntu Installation Post Introductionz

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First boot:
When you first boot Ubuntu system, what you see is the boot screen flashes called USplash and covers what is happening in the background, when booting Linux. This screen is introduced, so that people who arent interested in what actually happens in the background, I really do not see.

The first login screen:
On the right side of the login screen, you will notice the computer name, date and time. On the left there are some very useful options, like reboot, shutdown, suspend, hibernate, change the session, etc. Ok, it's time for you to enter your username and password (press ENTER after each). Immediately after entering the username and password, you will notice the splash screen that shows what programs are loading and within seconds the splash screen disappears and the Ubuntu desktop appears. This is the Ubuntu desktop!

Gnome Desktop:
Desktop environment that Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop! If you have DHCP on a network connection (automatic IP address), then you are connected to the Internet as Ubuntu configures DHCP connection automatically notice you'll notice in the upper right corner of the screen that says: "Software updates available". Click on the new orange icon (where the notice appeared) and a window will appear on the left side of the screen. This window will begin to look for updates. Click the Install Updates when search is complete, install the updates available on your system. Ohh, what's this? It asks for a password because it is an administrative task and it's safer this way, just enter your password and press Enter. This program is called the Update Manager, and always you can find it under System -> Administration menu, but will always appear when there are new updates. Also, you will notice is a notice that will ask you to install proprietary drivers for your graphics card. Just click the Allow option and will begin to download and install the necessary drivers.

Panels and Applets:
et's learn a few things on the desktop. First things first, you should know that this is called the GNOME desktop, as you can see, it's a little different than Windows, as it has two panels: one on the bottom and one at the top. But what is cool about this desktop is that you can always configure it however you want, but we'll talk about that later. Both boards have the same options and configurations.

Bottom panel is the Show Desktop button on the left, in the middle you will see all current open windows on the right side you will see the trash icon and Space Switcher. Now this is something we did not have in Windows (at least not by default), and the workspace switcher allows you to have multiple computers. How does it work? Very simple: the actual desktop, you have a window (or more) and if you click on another square (the default there are only two computers, but you can set up to 36 desktops) Window (s) will disappear. Why? Since the first desktop (you can even see them in the first square), and if you click the first square of the window (s) will appear again. On the second (blank) you can have a desktop and other window (s). Come on, try it yourself to see how it works!

The upper panel is a little more complicated. Contains the left side of the main menu where you can access all applications, different system locations (home folders, network locations, etc.) and system configuration tools. Immediately after the main menu you will see some program icons, and shortcuts to different applications installed on your computer and you can add a much as you want with a simple right click on the panel, then click on "Add to panel" option and when you add in the Council appear a window will hit the "Application Launcher" button on the left and select your favorite programs from the list. On the right side of the upper panel you will see two icons (Network Monitor and sound), the date, hour and a shutdown button where you can reboot, hibernate, suspend, log off, switch user, lock screen or shut down.

I think this is enough for today, considering the adjustment of Ubuntu desktop and the next part of this tutorial will include topics such as how to install new software on Ubuntu Linux and how to make your desktop cool and funky!

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