DASH HOME - Search your computer and online sources
..... the icon at the top of the left launcher bar:
You can start any program or device, just type what you want.
To install programs in Ubuntu:
1. Main installer Click on ---> Ubuntu Software Centre on the left launcher bar.
2. Synaptic Package Manager
Popular Programs used in Ubuntu:
VLC or Amarok or Rhythmbox ---> music program --- Play mp3's and listen to radio
Ktorrent or Qtorrent ---> file sharing
Firefox ----> browse the internet also Google Chrome is good
Thunderbird ----> email program
Gimp --------> Image editor like Photo Shop Also LibreOffice Draw
Brasero or K3b ------> Burn dvd's or cd's or copy disks
Gnome PPP ---> program for dialup modems to connect to internet
LibreOffice ---> Write letters --- database --- spreadsheet --- presentations
Tremulous ---> Voted best free online game – like quake arena but online --- awesome
Also for gamers --- OpenArena, freedoom , Sauerbraten
Kmess ---> MSN messenger, Emesene for msn, kopete ---> msn, icq, yahoo messenger and others
xchat ---> IRC online chat rooms
playonlinux ----> install windows programs such as World of Warcraft and Diablo
Right Click on centre of desktop ---> Change Desktop Background
Click on the one you want. To add more pictures click on the + and browse to the picture you want.
Click on ---> Dash Home: Type in scr and click on Screensaver.
To Install a printer (no disks required):
If you have wireless networking:
Click on the network icon in the top right menu bar. A list will display the available wireless networks. If you don't see a list of wifi connections, click on “Enable Networking” to remove the check mark; then re-click it to re-add the checkmark. This will refresh the list. Click on the name of your router. Your wifi network password is your personal password that you use to access your router.
To check if your high speed internet is working:
Right click on the network icon at the top right on the task bar. Click on “connection information.” If the ip addresses are all 0's then it is not connected. If you have address numbers in most areas, it is connected. Be sure that Enable Networking and Enable Wifi is checked.
To get to the Terminal (basic users may not need this):
Dash Home ---> type in ter and click on Terminal
The Terminal is like Dos where you can run commands, but much more powerful. Here you can do maintenance and repairs on your system as well as install any program with apt-get.
Read and copy files to-from other operating systems:
If you have another partition or a drive plugged into the usb port you can easily read that data.
Click on Home Folder (the file cabinet on the launch bar) Under Devices you will see all the available devices and partitions. Click on the one you want. You can now read or copy the files.
Dial up with a modem:
Gnome-ppp is the program to dial internet with a dial up modem.
The home folder is very important in Ubuntu. It is similar to My Documents in windows. All files, pictures, and documents you save should go there. Everywhere else is protected by the Ubuntu system and you may not be able to access files anywhere else-- which makes it much more secure!
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Tip: How to pronounce Ubuntu
For more help on how to use UBUNTU
click on Dash Home and type: Help
... Or Use Google Search