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    Learning more about Ubuntu

    Hello guys..

    Im intrested in learning some more features about ubuntu and things i can do with ubuntu..

    I saw many different versions of ubuntu like Natty or something.. Like what is difference if i get one of theese versions instead of getting the Ubuntu from their homepage..

    How do i learn all theese commands as "Sudo" and such..?

    And i want to know about Overall Features..

    Thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompBoy View Post
    Hello guys..

    Im intrested in learning some more features about ubuntu and things i can do with ubuntu..

    I saw many different versions of ubuntu like Natty or something.. Like what is difference if i get one of theese versions instead of getting the Ubuntu from their homepage..

    How do i learn all theese commands as "Sudo" and such..?

    And i want to know about Overall Features..

    Thanks..

    Broad question.

    The different versions all come from Ubuntu (canonical) see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases

    and here to download http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

    Linux can be daunting due to unfamiliar terrritory but to become a confident user and then onto an expert which only comes only with experience and read, read, read and try, try try then there are at least some basics needed.

    First of all i suggest getting to get grips with the security model early on, as there is alot of misunderstanding about Viruses in Linux and malware in general etc so i refer you first to the importance of using sudo here at:

    rootsudo (very important you read this one)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

    sudoers file
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sudoers



    here for security in general

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812

    and these stickies (in my signature)

    http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=338

    here for virus information

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Linuxvirus
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/security

    You might also want to look at Tor for anonymizing your connection:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Tor

    Firewalls are not generally needed on a home desktop machine as that is taken care of by your router however there is a hardcoded firewall in Linux called Netfilter/IPTables and can be configured by reading here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=159661

    Though most people if use anything use UFW/GUFW which is a interface for managing IPTables without the complicated command line. see here:

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

    Also look at apparmor for profiling your applications and there privelege:

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

    and this will give you a good grounding in the security of your system and such like.

    After that it is a case of play, setup virtual machines so you can play without trashing your machine, see:

    www.virtualbox.org

    and this sub-forum http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=308

    that way you can play with partitions and CLI etc without risking anything.

    Also see the command line:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Be.../BashScripting

    http://linuxcommand.org/

    Then it comes down to what you want do and achieve, try the following for a starter:

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-appl...tu-lucid-lynx/
    http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/03/19/top-10-ubuntu-apps/
    http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/03/07/...-ubuntu-games/

    There is so much, it is a case of where do you start.

    These are mainly Desktop related, but you may also need or want to look at servers and services so here is a good read:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/index.html


    Have fun

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    Re: Learning more about Ubuntu

    The one from the ubuntu page will be the latest, i.e. 11.04.

    The difference is mainly security updates, and minor new features/software, however in 11.04, they have included the Unity interface, which some hate and some love.

    Terminal commmands, look at Linuxcommand.org.

    For general information, look at the ubuntu wiki.

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    Re: Learning more about Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompBoy View Post
    Hello guys..

    Im intrested in learning some more features about ubuntu and things i can do with ubuntu..

    I saw many different versions of ubuntu like Natty or something.. Like what is difference if i get one of theese versions instead of getting the Ubuntu from their homepage..

    How do i learn all theese commands as "Sudo" and such..?

    And i want to know about Overall Features..

    Thanks..
    +1
    i too suggest one thing , get ubuntu bible from library.nu. its gonna helpful to you
    Dont miss anything even it is small. one small pin is enough to bring down a man.


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    Wow this was alot of information.. But security for ubuntu is realy that important??
    And i heard all the time before i got Ubuntu that linux is made so you can cumstomize alot of it to what you prefer.. What could i customize and what is good to change ect ect?

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    Re: Learning more about Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompBoy View Post
    Wow this was alot of information.. But security for ubuntu is realy that important??
    And i heard all the time before i got Ubuntu that linux is made so you can cumstomize alot of it to what you prefer.. What could i customize and what is good to change ect ect?
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizeUbuntu

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    Re: Learning more about Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompBoy View Post
    Wow this was alot of information.. But security for ubuntu is realy that important??
    And i heard all the time before i got Ubuntu that linux is made so you can cumstomize alot of it to what you prefer.. What could i customize and what is good to change ect ect?

    Well there was a lot of information becasue you asked a broad question

    There is no short and succinct answer to learning more...more what exaclty ?

    Security is important for everything you do, understanding the concepts help prevent you from doing something leaving your system trashed or leaking your personal data.

    It is a common misunderstanding that you can just use Linux and be secure. Read the links i gave you and you will have a good grasp on the security concepts in Linux, especially RootSudo.

    then i giave you lots of things to look at, such as the command line and how to learn it, app links, game links etc.

    read them all as your answers might be in them

    as for customisation again a broad question see here in short you can customise anything you like, from menu bars to backgrounds, sound schemes anything you like. Have a look at compiz for a taster.
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    Re: Learning more about Ubuntu

    Awesome!! Now i have some reading to do haha.. Thanks everyone.

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    Re: Learning more about Ubuntu

    Am not sure i understand what i read at the "sudoers file"
    What is it i can change in there?

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    Re: Learning more about Ubuntu

    If you don't understand what you are doing, don't do it.

    What are you trying to achieve?

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