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August 12th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Hello, i am not very confident with technology at the best of times. However i have decided to migrate from windows xp, to ubuntu with the help of my husband and son.
They have got mostly everything set up so it looks like windows did, this is to help me get used to the subtle differences.

I need help with this one thing for now. I have a 'panel' on the bottom of the screen and for the best part it looks like my old windows 'task bar' only thing is the 'main menu' on the bottom left (would have been called the 'start menu') it........

:lolflag:Oh no its here sorry false alarm i am new to this and would appreciate any help or advice you can offer me.

August 12th, 2009, 05:13 PM
I would start by reading this : http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html. You can download the book from there.
Don't worry, it's a quick and easy read which you may actually find enjoyable :).

Hope that helps.

August 12th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Sorry confused.. Are you wanting to rename the menus?

Edit.. Never mind me... Bit late in the day... Need another coffee

Ubuntu Guide is great.. Helped me out when I was learning...


August 12th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Welcome to Ubuntu forums! I hope you find Ubuntu satisfactory and stick with us. Please ask if you need any help.

Other good places to find help are:


August 12th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Welcome! As already mentioned by NightwishFan, you'll get a lot of help here if you run into trouble.

August 12th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Welcome to Ubuntu.

This is a great forum and, for the most part, you will find the people here are great.

Sometimes you will have to understand that some of us have been doing this a while, so we may say "Do this or that..." because "This or that..." is familiar to us. We are not trying to snub newcomers. It's just a human fault.

Never feel nervous about saying you didn't understand something we said. Most of us will smile sheepishly and apologize for not explaining ourselves well enough and be a little more detailed.

And we don't bite. Much.

Welcome to Ubuntu and a new adventure.

August 12th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Welcome. :)

Dont expect things to work the same way as in Windows however.

Ubuntu is much better once you have used it for a few months and know where everything is.

August 12th, 2009, 05:38 PM
"Download the Linux Starter Pack"
...About Ubuntu...

August 25th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to my post.):P