Chapter 4. Becoming an Ubuntu Power User

Administering System and User Settings

Understanding How Linux Stores and Organizes Files

Learning Unity Keyboard Shortcuts

Using the Terminal

Working with Windows Programs

Installing Software from PPAs

Compiling Software from Source

Summary

Ubuntu is relatively straightforward to set up and use for the common day-to-day tasks. With time, though, most users want to learn how to be more efficient performing their tasks on that computer. It is this efficiency, this elegance in the way tasks are performed, that forms the basis of the separation between beginners and power users. Those who are content to learn just enough to get a task done need not read this chapter. Those who want to perform ...

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