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Chapter 1. Getting Started

1.1. What is Ubuntu?
1.2. Where can I see some Ubuntu screenshots?
1.3. Where can I find a list of all the programs and libraries that come with Ubuntu?
1.4. Where can I download Ubuntu?
1.5. How do I burn the ISO file to CD-R?
1.6. Where can I get Ubuntu CDs for FREE?
1.7. Where can I get more help for Ubuntu?
1.1.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. To find out more, visit http://www.ubuntu.com

1.2.

Where can I see some Ubuntu screenshots?

OSDir.com has almost 60 screenshots. You can find them here: Ubuntu GNOME Screenshots.

1.3.

Where can I find a list of all the programs and libraries that come with Ubuntu?

1.4.

Where can I download Ubuntu?

The main download site is http://www.ubuntu.com/download.

1.5.

How do I burn the ISO file to CD-R?

In Windows with Nero Burning ROM:

  1. Download the ISO file to your hard drive. (See Where can I download Ubuntu? for download locations.)

  2. Insert a blank CD into your CD writer.

  3. Start Nero Burning ROM.

  4. Follow the wizard and select Data CD.

  5. When the wizard finishes, click Burn Image on the File menu.

  6. In the Open dialog box, select the ISO file, and then click Open.

  7. In the wizard, click Burn to create the Ubuntu CD.

In Ubuntu with Nautilus:

  1. Download the ISO file to your hard drive. (See Where can I download Ubuntu? for download locations.)

  2. Insert a blank CD into your CD writer.

  3. In Nautilus, right click on the file you just downloaded, and choose Write to Disc. The Write to Disc dialog opens.

  4. In the dialog, choose your CD writer and speed, then click on Write. The Writing Files to Disc Progress dialog opens, and Nautilus starts writing the disk.

1.6.

Where can I get Ubuntu CDs for FREE?

You can order free Ubuntu CDs on the shipit website: http://shipit.ubuntu.com. Shipping is free too!

1.7.

Where can I get more help for Ubuntu?

  1. Mailing Lists

  2. Web Forums

  3. Documentation

  4. IRC chat: irc.freenode.net channel ubuntu

 
 
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