Re: New beginner
Hi arizonaben! I think you'll find that there's a lot more to your new Ubuntu install than a bare bones system. You didn't say which version of Ubuntu you installed, but if you do some exploring I think you'll be pleasantly surprised to find a lot of useful software already installed.
Originally Posted by arizonaben
And, if you spend some time exploring the Ubuntu Software Center, you can find a lot more. It may take a while to discover all the useful things available on your new system, but exploring can be a lot of fun too.
Here's a good starting point for learning your way around:
And if you are using one of the recent versions with Unity, here's a starting place for learning about it:
And these forums are great for asking questions and getting help.
And last but not least, Welcome to Ubuntu Forums!
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