Prerequisites: add universe and multiverse repositories.
You can install add-on applications easily, see: http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#add-onapplications
If you don't like the command-line, just use the GUI called Synaptic. It can be found under System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager. Before use you should refresh the list of known packages.
If Synaptic isn't there, it can be easily installed with the command-line "sudo apt-get install synaptic".
You have your Ubuntu up and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" or "shell" thing, but you have no idea how to use this command line.
LinuxCommand.org is a Linux education and advocacy site devoted to helping users of legacy operating systems migrate to linux. Visit their site to learn some linux commands and how to handle the shell.
Here you'll find documentation about how to setup different hardware and drivers.
* KernelCompileHowto - How to compile kernels
* BinaryDriverHowto - install support for your new ATI or NVIDIA graphics card
* HowToSetUpNdiswrapper - install and setup ndiswrapper to make difficult wifi cards work
* WiFiHardware - Links to help on installing WiFi hardware in your Ubuntu system.
I've found some nice Ubuntu wallpapers in 1600x1200
I've done it. Yesterday I fully switched to Ubuntu (the new public beta version 5.10 Colony 3)! I tried it several times with the bootable Live-CD and was so excited, that i decided to install it on my harddisk. First of all I made some new partitions, one for tmp (1GB), one for home (140GB) and one for the rest (20GB). By seperating /home on a extra partition I have some possibilities like encrypting my personal data without touching the operating system, and when upgrading or re-installing Ubuntu my personal data in home stays untouched as well. In the future I want to inform you in my blog about experiences made with Ubuntu, maybe problems, maybe even new exciting possibilities that I hadn't with Windows XP before. As a RSS feed is offered on this site, you can subscribe to this blog by clicking on the orange RSS logo (in most browsers on the right bottom corner). Then every new entry will be published in your internal RSS reader or bookmarks manager. But there are also external programs like RSS Bandit for Windows or Syndigator and Liferea for Gnome. KDE brings its own RSS reader aKregator.
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The Ubuntu developer just released the third beta named Colony 3 of the upcoming Ubuntu version 2005.10 Breezy Badger. It can be downloaded as live or installer-CD from their website. New are some new eyecandies (e.g. a graphical boot screen) and improved Bluetooth- and notebook-support. Breezy Badger will be released on the 13th of October. You can look at some screenshots at http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=414&slide=2
The Unofficial Ubuntu 5.04 Starter Guide offers some information about hardware related problems with Ubuntu. Please see http://ubuntuguide.org/#hardware or post in this forum.
This guide exists in several languages, e.g. in German under http://de.ubuntuguide.org/#hardware.
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