Using a new operating system can be intimidating. This “Getting Started”
guide will help get you up to speed with Kubuntu.
Whenever Kubuntu is started, you are required to provide your username and
password in order to access your desktop. The first user account is created during
setup of the Kubuntu installation. Since Kubuntu is a multiuser system, a single
computer can be used by many people. Additionally, you may also select a different
desktop environment or shutdown/restart your computer by using the
Session Type and Menu buttons.
By default, you may not login with the root user. This is
intentionally done for security reasons.
The first user account created during installation also serves as the default
administrator of your computer. There will be times that you will be asked for
your user password when attempting to configure Kubuntu settings. You can also
create extra users for Kubuntu with the KUser