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    Hello ubuntu.

    Hello ubuntu, I just made the switch and am loveing it.

    Are or were do I find a book on ubuntu 12.04

    assuming there is one
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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    I'm sure there real books available, but you may find the ubuntuguides available at Ubuntu Guide: Precise more useful.

    Other version guides are also available via links from that page, alternatively just change the final name in the url from Precise to quantal or raring as needed
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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    Ok, how about books on ubuntu security and or wine/cross OS softwear?
    the wine part is mor or less just looking for more e-books on it am already looking over the wine sit. but the sec. query is still valid

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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    You can find good security info here: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=338

    Plus you can ask questions as they arise.

    For Ubuntu specific wine info: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=313

    Not books, but a lot of good information.
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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    A basic handbook for Ubuntu in general, at least Ubuntu with Unity:

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...=9780133017601
    (I believe it also has a copy of 12.04LTS included, so it is probably more geared toward it)

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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    As far as security...download gufw (the gui for the firewall) and just turn it on...no virus scanners needed for linux...this isn't like windows...

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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    You can download Ubuntu-Manual
    Just pick what versions you want.

    You can have fun going through New Docs

    Read through the various stickies, like those in the security discussions sub-forum.

    Look at the official documentation

    Or simply google what you want to know.

    Any problems post them here
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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by craig10x View Post
    As far as security...download gufw (the gui for the firewall) and just turn it on...no virus scanners needed for linux...this isn't like windows...
    Firewall isn't needed in Ubuntu, unless you set the machine up as a server. By default, Ubuntu isn't listening on any ports (unlike Windows).

    Virus scanners aren't needed for Linux, but if you're handling files and then passing them off to acquaintances with Windows, it's probably a good idea to scan those files for Windows viruses. Your Linux system won't be infected by the virus, but could pass it on to their Windows systems, thus marring the reputations of both you and Linux.
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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    @newb85...actually quite so....only reason i turn mine on is because i notice that if i go to a test site like "shields up" it then shows me as entirely "stealth" (invisible) so probably more a psychological thing i do rather then a really necessary thing...

    If i don't turn on GUFW doing the test shows blue squares (which means closed but visible) after turning on GUFW, the scan shows all the squares as green which means "stealth" or invisible...
    Takes 2 minutes to download GUFW from the software center and a minute to turn in on, so i do it anyway...
    Last edited by craig10x; July 1st, 2013 at 06:19 AM.

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    Re: Hello ubuntu.

    Glad you are enjoying Ubuntu.

    You might like Ubuntu Unleased 2012.

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