Practical Episode - User Interface Basics [ID:264] (3/6)

in series: Beginning GNU/Linux with Ubuntu

video tutorial by Lucas Holland and mro, added 06/07

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In this episode, you'll learn the basics of working with Ubuntu's (GNOME) user interface.

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21. mac lipstick lovelorn Durable In Use B0NVG 523 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:04

great stuff--thanks!

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Another goodn

19. marinir seo Tue, 02 Feb 2010 08:51

Well done Marius! I hope it gives me more powerful skills to work with Ubuntu!

18. anonymous Mon, 07 Dec 2009 02:38

yes i liked it

17. anonymous Tue, 01 Dec 2009 04:54

Thank for your Nice Explanation, i wud love to change from Windows to Linux, But the Most Important Softwares are not available for Linux Like (Macromedia Dreamweaver,Adobe Photoshop, Team Viewer, Gtalk, Video Chat Application and so on.

Which is why people back ward for migrating to Linux.

16. anonymous Tue, 01 Dec 2009 04:53

Thank for your Nice Explanation, i wud love to change from Windows to Linux, But the Most Important Softwares are not available for Linux Like (Macromedia Dreamweaver,Adobe Photoshop, Team Viewer, Gtalk, Video Chat Application and so on.

Which is why people back ward for migrating to Linux.

15. anonymous Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:48

Very helpful for a beginner like me!

14. anonymous Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:07

Very informative and easy to understand and follow

13. anonymous Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:40

Very nice video. Sankz.

Mr. I realy couldn't appreciate your video because it's sound volume is too low ! (Despyte setting my configurations to maximum volume to listen to it !)

The vidoeo content seems to be a tour on basic using ubuntu. I felt but not sure 'cause lack of sound, that the navigation tour could be better strutured, it seemed to be chaotic, but this may not be a problem.

a good desktop tour, but volume was way too low

good video, but hard for me to hear with a baby screaming in the background here.

9. anonymous Sat, 22 Sep 2007 00:58

Having recent introduction to LINUX, I had enough knowledge to appreciate the potential power of the OS. My original confusion as to the "roots", if you will, of GNU/LINUX/Linux were explained in fine fashion by the videos. They have created an energy and excitement to learn more. For me - total enjoyment!

I understand now. Some people pointed out a few things to me. Actually now it makes sense. Being that I do not have broadband, distribution is a good option for me. Sorry about the confusion.

I have to say that I've never understood the Free Beer vs Free Speech explanation...I mean - I *know* what it means, but I always forget how to explain it.

Sounds silly, maybe beer is just too close to my heart :-)


ps. I always get stuck thinking of open-source recipes for beer...that's Free Beer all over again(!).


Ubuntu is free software (and, as a consequence, open-source). You are allowed to sell free software (You have the freedom to sell it) as long as you stick to its licence.

Free software is free as in freedom, not necessarily as in beer.

I hope I could clarify things a bit.



This seems strange to me, I thought this was open-source. See link:

ncouaThanks for your encouraging comments. I'll get the next episode published soon.

I'll mirror notatestuser - this is really well presented :-) I'm sure we can get this linked on the Ubuntu site, I'll talk to Alan Pope.


ps. I've just noticed notatestuser's comment and vote via our new RSS feeds (they're about a year overdue!). They do make it easier to keep track of what's happening on the site! I just wish we'd created them before...

Clear, informative and really made the OS look great, well done!

To the previous comment poster, the Ubuntu installation process will automagically create the bootloader for you and enable you to select either Windows or Linux (Ubuntu) when you boot your system. There's no other configuration you need to do!

I really must get the Ubuntu operating system. Is it true that you can have windows and Ubuntu,then boot into what ever OS you want to? If so, how can I set this up?

PS.I found this on my ventures, Ubuntu studio. it's for graphics, and, audio and, video.

thank you for your hard work, it is much appreciated!

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