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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Sixth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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C H A P T E R  10

Managing Your Data

Files are what make the world of Linux go round. They're the currency of any kind of operating system, because every time you use your computer, you generate new files, even if they're only temporary.

In this chapter, we explain how you can manage your files—that is, pictures, documents, videos, MP3s, and so forth—under Ubuntu. Linux also manages file and folder security, as does Windows, but since permissions always have associated user and group accounts, you'll have to wait until Chapter 21 to learn about the details. However, this chapter provides enough information for you to understand how the system works, and where and how you should store your data. First, we go through an introduction to Nautilus, ...

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