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    New to Ubuntu

    Hello Everybody,

    I have been using windows since, i've ever got my hands on a computer, i started with WIN95 untill WIN8, and now iam fed up with all of the error and stupid stuff in it, so i decided to move to ubuntu, and i cant use it by anymeans, i cannot understand how the system works, so if anybody has a tutorial website of some videos on youtube that could help a newcommer i would appreciate it, thanks all.

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    BlinkinCat is offline Iced Blended Vanilla Crème Ubuntu
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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    Hi,

    The guide by aysiu which has a link in my signature would be one place to start.

    Cheers and welcome -

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    Hi OmarMagdi. Welcome to the forums

    Take a look at this youtube video tutorial: Ubuntu Unity Overview.

    Come here often and have fun.
    Happy New Year!

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    Welcome to the forums and welcome to Ubuntu if you decide to use it!
    Which you really should!

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    A way to search the forum for information.

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    As a long-time Windows user, you probably assumed a bit that the way Windows does things is the only way they can be done. Linux is so incredibly different to Windows that you can safely consider yourself a "newbie".

    Don't be afraid to ask specific questions here. Use Google first, though, and if you have no answer or you don't understand the answer, you can post here.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    The best Ubuntu guide I've found is this:

    http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads

    You'll see there are different versions available. Since you're new to this I'd recommend version 12.04.1 because it has a much longer support cycle.

    But if you really can't use or don't like the new Unity interface you may be more comfortable with Lubuntu or Xubuntu.

    Edit: I just thought to add one. HowtoForge has a very great series that can easily be googled with "perfect desktop distroname+version", eg; googling "perfect desktop ubuntu 12.04" renders this result:

    http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfec...ecise-pangolin
    Last edited by kansasnoob; January 1st, 2013 at 04:29 PM.

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    A copy of this is also installed with Ubuntu.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/index.html

    Do not forget that when we download Ubuntu and burn it to disk it can be used to run a live session where we can try out Ubuntu before we actually install it.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...dvd-on-windows

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...g-term-support

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD

    I have never regretted changing from Windows 98 to Ubuntu and that was 5 years ago.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530


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    iMac71 is offline Gee! These Aren't Roasted!
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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    considering that you were a Windows user, the following website could be useful for your needs: First Stop for Newbies.

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