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August 4th, 2010, 05:36 AM
As the titles says I'm new to Ubuntu, I finally got tired of windows bugs and give Ubuntu a shot. Any tips for a newbie?

August 4th, 2010, 05:40 AM

Welcome aboard!

I would suggest this sticky by ugm6hr: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=801404 . The links to Psychocats Ubuntu Guide: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/ and Free Ubuntu Pocket Guide by Keir Thomas: http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html are of particular note but the entire sticky is full of a lot of good information.

Also: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=790485 (Newbie 101) and:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=73885 (Terminal for Beginners)

Media howto: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683

To add the Ubuntu-Google search engine for Firefox: http://www.ubuntu-search.org/

August 4th, 2010, 05:44 AM
Welcome buddy

Well I suggest you to read ubuntu pocket guide (www.ubuntupocketguide.com/download_main.html)

August 4th, 2010, 05:57 AM
Thank you guys for the warm welcoming. Well I have Ubuntu 8.04 currently installed and currently downloading the latest Ubuntu 10. While im back on windows for now I cant figure out now to install my network device in ubuntu I cant even extract it. it gives me some kind if error i cant recall. I downloaded the Atheros AR8131 Ethernet Driver Linux from here. http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/2117585/atheros-ar8131-ethernet-driver-

August 4th, 2010, 06:20 AM
Download the Ubuntu Pocket Guide or Ubuntu Bible and read it...If u want Ubuntu Bible then let me know

August 4th, 2010, 07:15 AM
sure I can you give me ubuntu bible?

August 4th, 2010, 07:17 AM

Here is a thread about installing your driver: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1273839
Hope that is of help.

August 4th, 2010, 07:58 AM
Thanks alot jmszr!!!

August 4th, 2010, 08:29 AM
I recommend playing around with the OS, open applications, system preferences, etc. Especially Software Center - find software and try it out... wait 8.04... upgrade to 10.04 then try software center lol.

You're using an amazing OS with limitless capabilities.

I virtualize other OSes, play with web serving, play games, watch movies, listen to music, rip dvds, program, surf the web, chat on IM, check email, atom feeds, remote into others computers and fix them, customize the look of my Ubuntu. All in all, to me it's easier in Ubuntu, faster, simpler, and less hassle as no antivirus software needed =D.

So play around =D have fun =D If you need help, post a thread on the forums or search the forums and see if someones posted it already.

Oh and welcome to Ubuntu and welcome to the Forums =D ):P

August 4th, 2010, 03:37 PM
sure I can you give me ubuntu bible?
http://www.monova.org/download/3262416/2009-10-28/b7d981c79c9ee7770b8fd741269f7aecab73f7c7/Linux%20Bible%202009%20Ubuntu%20Fedora%20KNOPPIX%2 0DebianOpenSUSE.torrent

download the torrent from here and then download the ebook

August 4th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Thanks alot for the help guys. I did alot of research and i learned loads of stuff Im still messing around with the OS. Right now I'm loving Obuntu!

August 5th, 2010, 03:29 AM
obuntu... lol
that should be a new one:
Obuntu: Made by Linuxmicroapplesoft
Totally free!

btw, ever tried compiz?