CHAPTER 2

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Getting Started with Ubuntu

One of the best things about Ubuntu is that it’s ready for use as soon as it’s installed. You can get almost anything done immediately, and new applications are just a couple of clicks away. Some of the power of Ubuntu is in its differences from other operating systems.

Ubuntu is best approached as its own experience, without comparison to other operating systems—in fact, all operating systems are best approached this way. Therefore, the rest of the chapters in this book talk about Ubuntu directly. But it’s hard to leave behind the habits and experience we’ve formed from working with computers. You’re probably ...

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