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So, you are reading this because probably you might have installed ubuntu right and now you need to know in regards to the system and just how it functions and the way is it possible to optimize it for better efficiency, for better look and how can you colorize it for you just like you are able to do it in windows! Well, look no further, you can find those tips below! This is a "Beginners help guide to ubuntu tips and optimization".

Guide Ubuntu

So, lets practice a few things about ubuntu, that you'd like to understand like a very first time user.

First boot:

Whenever you the very first time boot the ubuntu system, what you see is often a boot flash screen which is called a USplash plus it covers up the proceedings without anyone's knowledge when linux is booting. This screen is introduced so the users who arent thinking about what actually happens in the setting, dont really view it.

First Login Screen:

For the right side with the login screen, you will observe the name of the computer, the date as well as the current time. About the left side there are several very beneficial options, like reboot, shutdown, suspend, hibernate, change session etc. Ok, it is time that you should key in your username and password (hit enter after each). Soon after you've typed your account, you'll notice a splash screen that shows what programs are loading as well as in a few seconds the splash screen disappears and also the Ubuntu desktop appears. That's the Ubuntu desktop!

Guide Ubuntu

Gnome Desktop:

The desktop environment that ubuntu uses is the GNome desktop! When you have a DHCP based network connection (automatic IP address) then you're connected to the Internet as Ubuntu configures DHCP connections automatically and you may notice a notification message inside the right-upper section of the screen saying "Software updates available". Select the new orange icon (in which the notification message appeared) and also a window will appear on the left side from the screen. This window are going to seek out updates. Click the Install Updates button, once the search is complete, to install the disposable updates on your system. Ohh, what's this? It requests your password strength, because this is an administrative task and it's safer using this method; just type your password thus hitting enter. This system is named Update Manager and you may always think it is under System -> Administration menu, however it will invariably appear when there are new updates. Also, you will observe another notification message which will find out you would like to install proprietary drivers to your graphics card. Follow on the Enable option and it will begin to download and install the necessary drivers.

Panels and Applets:

et's practice a few reasons for having the desktop. First off, you need to understand this desktop is named GNOME; as we discussed, it's a little different than Windows, since it has two Panels: one at the end and one towards the top. But what's cool about this desktop is that you can always configure it however, you want, but we'll discuss vid tiny bit later. Both panels have a similar options and configurations.

Guide Ubuntu

The lower panel has got the Show Desktop button around the left side; at the center you will note each of the current opened windows as well as on the proper you'll see a trash icon and the Workspace Switcher. This is something you was lacking in Windows (at the very least not as default), because Workspace Switcher allows you to have multiple desktops. How can it work? Very easy: on the actual desktop, you have a window (or maybe more) and if you click about the second square (default there are only two desktops, however you can created 36 desktops) of the question(s) will appear reduced. Why? Because they are about the first desktop (you can also discover them within the first square), of course, if clicking the 1st square of the question(s) will appear again. For the second (empty) desktop you could have other window(s). Think about it, check it out yourself to see results for yourself!

The top panel is a touch more technical. Its content has on the left side the Main Menu in which you can access every one of the applications, different system locations (home folder, network places etc) as well as the system configuration tools. Right after the Main Menu you will notice some software icons; these are generally shortcuts for various applications set up on your pc and you'll add there as much as you desire which has a simple right select the panel; then click on "Add to Panel" option then when the Increase Panel window appears hit the "Application Launcher" button on the left side and select your preferred applications in the list. Around the right side in the upper panel you will see two icons (the network monitor and also the sound volume), the date, the time along with a shutdown button in which you'll be able to reboot, hibernate, suspend, log out, switch user, lock screen or shutdown the pc.
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