Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: What should I do with Ubuntu?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Beans
    7

    Lightbulb What should I do with Ubuntu?

    I have recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu and I really like it! I was just wondering if there was anything that I should definitely do now that I have Ubuntu, any programs that you would recommend that I get and learn to use, should I take up programing? Anything that can boost my Ubuntu experience?
    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Not heaven... Iowa
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    What would you LIKE to do? What did you do the most with Windows?
    Programming is an option - though many of the languages are platform independent . I have too many toys - the LAMP server is lonely because the Beaglebone Black (with Ubuntu version) is the newest toy. Hard to imagine getting excited about turning on LED's and reading switches, but it's fun for me.
    Your interests may lay along a different line.

    Command line experience should be on your To-Do list, though...
    Linux User #415691 Ubuntu User #8629
    Iowa Team (LoCo): [Wiki] [Launchpad]
    IRC channel: #ubuntu-us-ia on irc.freenode.net

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Iowa
    Beans
    87
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    Command line experience should be on your To-Do list, though...
    +1

    I'm also new to the Ubuntu ways, and command line operation is on my learning list.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Beans
    7

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    I'm definitely going to learn command line operations, I know a little but obviously not enough yet.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Magic City of the Plains
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Kubuntu Development Release

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    Here's one of the better CLI tutorials.
    +1

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Mystletainn Kick!
    Beans
    5,201
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    Explore it.
    Dig through the software center, find a couple games, and then realize in two weeks you grew a beard.
    Splat Double Splat Triple Splat
    Earn Your Keep
    Don't mind me, I'm only passing through.
    Once in a blue moon, I'm actually helpful
    .

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Beans
    2

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    What did you do in windows? You can pretty much do the same things with Ubuntu. My computer habits havn't changed much since switching to linux years ago.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Austria
    Beans
    62
    Distro
    Lubuntu

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    At first, i would use a lightweight Ubuntu desktop. ( you can easily install more to existing Ubuntu installation)
    Here is an good article http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.co.at...ubuntu_16.html
    I use Lubuntu, needs very low RAM. Lightweight Ubuntu works on very old PCs too!

    Would use Ubuntu internet surfing ( maybe 80% of your pc time?), video playing, music
    Would learn about security features like Firewall, security for temp entries in fstab, apparmor usage, secure your internet browser
    Would learn about automatic sofware updates, and also about commands to clean like here explained http://www.stchman.com/cleanup.html
    Would learn about encryption of data (encfs and truecrypt)
    Would install LibreOffice if not installed (Libreoffice also usable on Windows, so you can edit your files in Windows or Ubuntu)
    Would active use this forum

    What I still do in Windows
    - I do C# programming on Windows (dont want to learn now C# forms of GTK on Linux)
    - use Canon EOS software (because no linux driver available), thee is an alternative: "Rawtherapee", but will never be so fast then original software from Canon.
    - use all special programs where no linux version exist
    Last edited by Resistent; December 6th, 2013 at 05:28 AM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    81

    Re: What should I do with Ubuntu?

    As a semi-newbie, myself, I would suggest using Ubuntu as much as possible and discover what it doesn't do that you would prefer it to do, i.e. cursor behavior, hibernate/suspend, various application preferences, power management, etc. Then do the research to learn how to make the changes. By doing this you'll learn a lot at once through a very hands-on approach. Also, as the others have said, learn the command line; at least on a fundamental level.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •