Chapter 5. Slipping and Sliding

Exploring the Internet, Linux Style

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Now that you have a working Internet connection, what can you do with it? The good news is that Linux can match anything that your previous operating system could do online, and in many cases it can do it faster or more easily. Ubuntu was born on the Web, so it should be no surprise that it comes with a very healthy suite of Internet-ready applications right out of the box.

In this chapter, you’ll take a tour of Ubuntu’s Internet software so you can get a feel for what this Linux stuff is capable of. You’ll begin with old stalwarts like the web browser and email client, briefly tour ...

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