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From Windows To Ubuntu

From Windows To Ubuntu [Kindle Edition]

Gary Newell
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From Windows To Ubuntu is a guide for Windows users interested in using Ubuntu for the first time.

This eBook has over 120 pages and covers topics such as where to purchase a computer with Ubuntu already installed and also how to download and try Ubuntu without interfering with your Windows operating system.

There is a chapter available for those of you wishing to dual boot Windows with Ubuntu including the necessary steps required to handle Windows 8 and secure boot settings.

Beyond installation there is a quick tour of Ubuntu showing the main features and how you navigate around the system.

The guide then goes a little more in depth with regards to showing you around the Unity desktop with sections on the launcher and the Dash. A set of keyboard shortcuts is provided to enable you to navigate quickly around the system.

After dealing with navigation there are chapters for helping you to get online, browse the internet, install Flash and multimedia codecs and set up your email and Ubuntu One accounts.

There is a fairly in depth overview of LibreOffice with guides covering Writer, Calc, Impress and Database.

For music lovers there is an overview of Rhythmbox and also a topic showing how to convert your CDs to MP3 format and also how to synchronise your music between your MP3 player and Ubuntu.

If you need to print then there is a guide showing how to set up a printer and should you need to there is also a guide for changing your computer's name.

For computers that are used by more than one person there is a section on security including how to add other users.

Last but not least there are a couple of chapters surrounding Steam and PlayOnLinux which brings gaming to the Linux desktop.

The author, Gary Newell, has been writing articles on the blog "Everyday Linux User" ( since 2010.

"Everyday Linux User" has in depth reviews of Linux based operating systems and how to guides showing everything from setting up a web server on the Raspberry PI to changing the date/time format in Thunderbird.

With over 1.4 million page views and 80,000 visitors a day, Everyday Linux User has built up a great following.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3995 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gary Newell; 1 edition (8 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gary Newell (born 1974) was born in Portsmouth, England and along with his sister, Lorraine, was brought up in Hampshire by his parents, Robert and Pauline Newell.

Gary got into computers, gadgets and technology at an early age when he received the Atari 2600.

From there Gary learned to program in BASIC on the Sinclair Spectrum and in Turbo C on the Commodore Amiga.

Gary has been working in the IT industry for almost 20 years, as a software developer and SQL Server DBA.

As a self declared ideas person, Gary has worked on several websites over the years but is most renowned for his work on the Everyday Linux User website, ( where he writes reviews about popular Linux distributions and produces technical tutorials).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Readable and informative 6 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very happy I bought this. At the price it's good value for a lot of information. I was going to buy a Linux magazine but that was over £6 and probably doesn't have all the information here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 16 Aug 2014
By Ted
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good assistance for anyone new to Ubuntu, covers all the basic stuff to get going.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Guide 6 Oct 2014
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A very helpful guide getting started with Ubuntu, particularly for doing dual-boot with Windows 8.1, Kudos and Thanks to the Author!!
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