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The Official Ubuntu Book, Fourth Edition by Matthew Helmke, Corey Burger, Benjamin Mako Hill

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Chapter 3. Using Ubuntu on the Desktop

Taking Your Desktop for a Ride

Using Your Applications

The Ubuntu File Chooser and Bookmarks

Ubuntu in Your Language

Customizing Ubuntu’s Look and Feel

Managing Your Files

Ubuntu and Multimedia

Summary

WITH UBUNTU INSTALLED and ready to go, it’s time to get started using your new desktop. The stock install of Ubuntu provides a very complete and flexible system. Unlike other operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, Ubuntu includes everything you need to get started, such as an office suite, media tools, a Web browser, a graphics package, an e-mail client, and more. Once the installation is complete, you are up and running right away without having to install any additional ...

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