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Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge. The Ubuntu Project is sponsored by Canonical Ltd. Canonical will not charge licence fees for Ubuntu, now or at any stage in the future. Canonical's business model is to provide technical support and professional services related to Ubuntu.


Installing Ubuntu II.I How to install Ubuntu There is few ways to install Ubuntu, here are two ways to install. a. Using a CD?

Its easy to install Ubuntu from a CD. Heres what you need to do: Put the Ubuntu CD into the CD/DVD-drive. Restart your computer. You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the CD.

If you don't get this menu, read the booting from the CD guide for more information. b. Using a USB drive? Most newer computers can boot from USB. You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the CD. If your computer doesnt automatically do so, you might need to press the F12 key to bring up the boot menu, but be careful not to hold it down - that can cause an error message. II.II Prepare to install Ubuntu 1. Plug your computer into a power source 2. Make sure you have enough space on your computer to install Ubuntu 3. You should select Download updates while installing and Install this third-party software 4. You should also stay connected to the internet so you can get the latest updates while you install Ubuntu 5. If you're not connected to the internet, we'll help you set up wireless at the next step

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Set up wireless network

If you are not connected to the internet, you will be asked to select a wireless network, if available. We advise you to connect during the installation so we can ensure your machine is up to date. So, if you set up your wireless network at this point, its worth then clicking the Back button to go back to the last screen (Preparing to install Ubuntu) and ticking the box marked Download updates while installing.


Allocate drive space

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Use the checkboxes to choose whether you'd like to Install Ubuntu alongside another operating system, delete your existing operating system and replace it with Ubuntu, or if you're an advanced user choose the 'Something else' option

II.V Begin the installation Depending on your previous selections, you can now verify that you have chosen the way in which you would like to install Ubuntu. The installation process will begin when you click the Install Now button. Ubuntu needs about 4.5 GB to install, so add a few extra GB to allow for your files.

II.VI Select your location If you are connected to the internet, this should be done automatically. Check your location is correct and click'Forward' to proceed. If you're unsure of your time zone, type the name of the town you're in or click on the map and we'll help you find it. TIP: If you're having problems connecting to the Internet, use the menu in the topright-hand corner to select a network.

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II.VII Select your preferred keyboard layout Click on the language option you need. If youre not sure, click the Detect Keyboard Layout button for help.

II.VIII Enter your login and password details

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II.IX Learn more about Ubuntu while the system installs The message appeared is to let you know about Ubuntu.

II.X Final Step After installation is completed, it will ask for restart the system and you must restart it by selecting on the Restart Now option.

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On Ubuntu some applications might not support and it will require other service to run those applications. III.I Install Microsoft Office on Ubuntu

Ubuntu set up comes with a set of applications installed so that you dont need to look for applications. For browsing purpose, you have Firefox installed. For word processing and spreadsheet purpose, you have OpenOffice installed. Using OpenOffice on Ubuntu is a pretty good experience, but most people still prefer Microsoft Office. In this guide, we will show you how to install Microsoft Office 2007 on your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a. Install Wine To install MS office on Ubuntu you need to install WINE. Wine is a Windowscompatibility layer that supports running all sorts of Windows applications on Ubuntu and Linux distros. To install wine go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center and type in Wine. Click the Install button on the first result. You will be prompted to enter your password, then Ubuntu Software Center will download Wine. When Wine is properly installed, you can check out the Wine configuration from Applications > Wine > Configure Wine.

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You can leave the configuration at its default, because you dont really need to change anything in order to run Microsoft Office 2007. b. Start Installing Microsoft Office Now Wine is installed, you can go to install MS Office. First, locate the Setup.exe from your local hard drive (or simply enter the CD and browse through file explorer). You will notice that the .exe file has an icon of a glass of wine. If it isnt, right click on it and choose open with > Wine Program Loader.

Once its loaded with Wine, you will see a window asking for serial key. Enter your serial key to continue installation.

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When you enter the serial key correctly, you will see the installation screen. Here, you will have two options to choose from. The install button will install the total suite while the customize button will let you handpick which programs to install.

We suggest to go for customize, because MS Office comes with a lot of programs, most of which you probably dont need (InfoPath, for example). In the customize screen, pull down the menu before programs name and choose Not Available to avoid installing that particular software on your Ubuntu.

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In the customize option, you will find three separate tabs. The first one was covered above. The other tabs are for installation location and the other is for user information. You should leave the installation location where it is (make no change). You can of course change your name from the user information tab.

Now, you can click the Install Now button to start installing Microsoft Office 2007 on your Ubuntu. Once the installation is done, you will be prompted to close the installer.

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III.II How to Install Real Player in Ubuntu RealPlayer supports RealAudio, RealVideo, WMA, WMV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, H263, AAC and more. To install RealPlayer please download the deb package for Ubuntu. When prompted, click Open with GDebi Package Installer (default)

Then click Install Package

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After installing, click Close

Next, go to Applications > Sound & Video > RealPlayer 11.

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III.III Install VLC Media Player and Make it Your Default Media Player in Ubuntu VLC Media Player is a powerful media player which let you play most of the media codecs and video format. It supports Windows, Mac and Linux systems, including Ubuntu. It can handle DVDs, SVCDs, Audio CDs, Web streams, QuickTime, WMV, DivX, MPEG2 4, MOV and many more. To install VLC, go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center.

Then type VLC in the search box and select VLC media player to install.

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After installing, go to System > Preferences > Preferred Applications.

Select the Multimedia tab, then choose Custom and type the command below in the Command box: and close out. /usr/bin/vlc

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Next, click Places > Home Folder.

Select Edit > Preferences.

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Click the Media tab and choose Open VLC media player to handle CD/DVD and Music Player files. Close out when done.

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III.IV How To Install Opera Web Browser In Ubuntu To install Opera in Ubuntu now, you must download and install it from Operas download page like other operating systems (Windows or Mac). This guide will show you how to quickly install Opera in Ubuntu To get started, download the 32bit version Select Open with Ubuntu Software Center in Maverick or Open with GDebi Package Installerin Lucid.

When Software Center or GDebi opens, click Install.

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After installing, go to Applications > Internet > Opera.

III.V How To Install Adobe Reader In Ubuntu Theres a default PDF Reader installed by default, but if your preferred PDF viewer is Adobe Reader, then this tutorial will show you how to install it. To install, go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center.

Then type Adobe Reader 9 in the search box. Next select Adobe Reader 9 and click More Info.

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Next click Use This Source

Then click Install

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During the installation a window will pop up. When it does, click Forward.

After installing, go to Applications > Office > Adobe Reader 9

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How To Install Skype In Ubuntu

If youve been using Skype in Windows and want to do the same in Ubuntu, then continue below to learn how to install it. Go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center.

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Then type SKYPE in the search box. Next select Skype from the list and click More Info.

Then click Use This Source

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Next, click Install

After installing, close out and go to Applications > Internet > Skype.

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III.VII How To Install Google Earth In Ubuntu If youre currently using Google Earth in Windows and want to do the same in Ubuntu, then this guide will show you how to install it. There are many ways to go about installing Google Earth, but this is how to like to do it.

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To install, go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center.

Then search and install the package below: googleearth-package

After installing, go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. Then copy and paste the line and press Enter: sudo make-googleearth-package --force

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After downloading all Google Earth Packages, go to Places > Home Folder.

There youll see Google Earth Deb package. Double click it to open Software Center.

In Software Center, click Install to begin installing.

After installing, go to Applications > Internet > Google Earth.

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If Google Earth will not launch after installing, go to Applications > Accessories > Terminaland run the command below, then try again. sudo apt-get install lsb-core

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Ubuntu an Open Source OS and it is likely use for security purpose and it also like other Operating System which could be use office work and other designation tools for graphic usage. But it will require other application to run first before install those applications on Ubuntu V. Referrence. For more information please visit:

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