Explore the Ubuntu Linux desktop
Source: Prentice Hall PTR
GNOME, Ubuntu Linux's default desktop environment, takes its inspiration from both Windows and Mac OS X, prioritizing simplicity and ease of use. But unlike other operating systems, Ubuntu includes everything you need to get started: an office suite, media tools, a Web browser, a graphics package, and an e-mail client. In this chapter download from The Official Ubuntu Book, Second Edition, learn how to use the core features of the Ubuntu Linux's GNOME desktop and perform routine tasks such as opening and using applications, managing files and bookmarks, customizing Ubuntu's look and feel, managing media, and more.
Title: The Official Ubuntu Book, Second Edition
Author: Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Ivan Krstic, David J. Murphy, Jonathan Jesse, Peter Savage, Corey Burger
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Chapter 3: Using Ubuntu on the Desktop
ISBN: 0-13-235413-6; Copyright 2008 Prentice Hall. All rights reserved.
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