A Beginner’s Guide to Ubuntu

A Beginner’s Guide to Ubuntu
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Want to give Ubuntu a chance to try on your laptop or desktop but you are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? We’ll help beginners who are looking for a resource to learn using Ubuntu’s basics!

Ubuntu is the world’s most widely used free and open-source desktop operating system. It’s  Linux-based, and it has a lot of life-saver features, more configuration tools, and supports more software than the other systems, but before diving into these features, you may want to learn basic things about Ubuntu.


Immediately after you install Ubuntu and reboot, you’re going to see a screen where you can connect your accounts. This step is beneficial for a few different reasons, you can use the Ubuntu single sign-on login if you have an Ubuntu One account, which will allow you to write reviews in the software center for certain apps that you download among other smaller things.

The other options are Google, Microsoft, and Nextcloud. These have their own benefits, but the most efficient choice would be using a Ubuntu Single Sign-On method. After that, you’ll allow some things including location services for a couple of apps. Don’t worry, you can turn it off, and turn it on for certain apps.


After installing Ubuntu, you’ll see your desktop. It comes with a simple and clean design. The icons behave very similarly to Windows. You can right-click on the icons you have on your computer to open options, and you’ll see a context menu come up with a couple of different configuration options.

You can also left-click and hold to move them. These are familiar behaviour that you should be used to if you’ve been using Windows or macOS. On the left, you can see your window switcher, and if you open up a web browser and you open up a file browser, they’re going to appear in the left dock.

If you see an orange arrow on the icons’ left, you understand that they are running in the back. Also, you can switch between the two web browsers by right-clicking. You can change the locations of icons by left-clicking.

Understanding the Ubuntu

There are much more things to learn after you install it including screen settings and more customization, but now you know the basic things that you’ll need after you install it, and don’t worry you’ll get used to it over time.