The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Ubuntu 18.04


Are you tired of using Windows or OS X as your operating system and thinking of trying out, and possibly switching, to Linux? If you are, but are afraid that it will mess up your computer, fret not. In this Complete Beginner’s Guide to Ubuntu 18.04 ebook, we will guide you and show you everything you need to know about Ubuntu – the most popular Linux distro.

Ubuntu 18.04 is the latest release of Ubuntu distro. Being a Long Term Support (LTS) release, it will be supported by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, for the next five years.

This ebook is a thorough guide and will cover everything from the downloading of the installer file and installation to using and customizing the operating system.

With this ebook, you will become an Ubuntu expert in no time!

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Table of Content


Chapter 1: Why Ubuntu?

  • What Is Ubuntu LTS?

Chapter 2: Ubuntu Flavors

  • What Are Your Options?

Chapter 3: Installing Ubuntu

  • Make Your Backups
  • Get The ISO
  • Create Your Install USB
  • The Ubuntu Installer
  • Restoring Your Files

Chapter 4: Navigating the Desktop

  • The Layout
  • Basic Controls
  • Launching Programs

Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet

  • Wired
  • Wi-Fi
  • VPN

Chapter 6: Printers and Scanners

  • Printers
  • Scanners

Chapter 7: Software Management

  • Software Updates
  • Installing New Software
  • Upgrading to a New Release
  • PPAs and External Repositories

Chapter 8: Make Ubuntu Your Own

  • Desktop Background and Lock Screen
  • Themes, Cursors, and Icons

Chapter 9: Protecting Ubuntu

Chapter 10: Where to Get Support

Closing Thoughts