Ubuntu – How to find help for new Ubuntu users


I've just started using Lubuntu 13.10. It's the first time I've ever used Linux.

Can any of you send me a tutorial-video for new users or explain the basics to me?

Best Answer

If you want a quick and easy guide, click on the top left corner and then type helpEnter and click the icon.

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For a more comprehensive guide, Getting Started with Ubuntu is one for the Ubuntu operating system. It is written under an open source license and is free for you to download, read, modify and share.

The manual will help you become familiar with everyday tasks such as surfing the web, listening to music and scanning documents. With an emphasis on easy to follow instructions, it is suitable for all levels of experience.

Ubuntu Documentation

Basic concepts

The same skills that Windows users learn are transferable to new Ubuntu users.

  1. Don't install crap. Installing crap makes more problems than it solves. Use the default Ubuntu repositories as a source for packages to install.

  2. Be zealous about not adding unnecessary PPAs to your software sources. This prevents package management issues.

  3. Don't use root privileges except when required. Misusing root privileges is a major security risk.

  4. Keep your system up-to-date and upgrade or reinstall the operating system when it reaches end of life.

  5. Don't use weak passwords or reuse the same password in multiple websites.