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This 6th version of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us―newbies, strength clients and approach administrators―to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release.

in response to the bestselling 5th version, this variation introduces the recent cohesion interface whereas now not neglecting the finely-tuned management concepts for brand new clients found in earlier variations. even if you target to exploit it in the house or within the workplace, you’ll be brought to the total international of Ubuntu Linux, from easy notice processing to utilizing cloud companies.

You’ll keep watch over the Ubuntu procedure that you simply put in as you're guided via universal projects, comparable to configuring the system's graphical consumer interface, hearing audio CDs and MP3s, generating files, utilizing VoIP and chat, and naturally, normal method upkeep. Emilio additionally introduces the enhanced software program heart and Ubuntu's multitouch functions. This publication offers a chain of complete tutorials on Ubuntu management and security―essential for any Ubuntu user―while now not neglecting issues bearing on place of work purposes and the Cloud.

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Another version of VMware, called Workstation, which is available for a charge, is also highly praised by many. org/qemu/), although it doesn’t quite offer the performance of the software already mentioned. htm. If you have an Apple computer, you’ll also be able to run Ubuntu virtually, using the open source choices of VirtualBox and QEMU, or the paid-for proprietary options of VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop. Software developers who need to test their work on all three major operating systems often run Linux and Windows virtualized on OS X, partly because Apple hardware is very powerful and therefore capable of running virtual machines with ease, and partly because Apple makes it technically and legally difficult to virtualize Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware.

This gives you many benefits, such as that you don’t take any risk at all for your current installation. (After all, things might go wrong if you try to configure your computer for dual booting with Windows and Linux). If you do want to install Ubuntu on a computer that already contains Windows, it’s a good idea to perform three additional steps before 37 CHAPTER 4  INSTALLING UBUNTU actually installing Ubuntu. These steps will ensure that Ubuntu will be able to resize the Windows partition successfully.

Stage 6: Configure your Regional Settings At this point, your computer starts installing and copying files. While it is doing that, you can provide some additional information, such as your time zone (see Figure 4-9). It’s easy to select your time zone, just click on the map that is shown to indicate in which part of the planet you are and after doing that, click Forward to continue. Next, you’ll need to select the keyboard that you want to use on your computer. After doing so, click Forward to proceed.

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