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The Official Ubuntu Book, Sixth Edition by Corey Burger, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Benjamin Mako Hill

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Chapter 4. Gaining Greater Proficiency

Adding and Removing Programs and Packages

Keeping Your Computer Updated

Adding Additional Users

Using and Abusing Devices and Media

Configuring a Printer in Ubuntu

How Linux Stores and Organizes Files

The Terminal

Backup Strategies

Working with Windows Programs

Summary

As you’ve seen so far, Ubuntu is relatively straightforward to set up and use for the common day-to-day tasks. With time, though, most users want to change their software, add and experiment with other software options available in Ubuntu, install and use hardware devices like printers, access remote files, use the famous (and sometimes feared) terminal, and maybe even run some Windows programs. Ubuntu provides many ways ...

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