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Introduction to Computers with Ubuntu Unity
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Preface - You know this is where you want to start.

The Basics - Read it even if you think you know.

Word Processing 1 - Writing on your computer.

Word Processing 2 - Retrieving what you have written and saved.

Word Processing 3 - Editing what you have written and saved.

Word Processing 4 - Character styling for what you have written.

Word Processing 5 - Changing the look of a whole paragraph.

Word Processing 6 - Checking the spelling.

Word Processing 7 - Heading Styles and Tables of Contents.

File Storage - Where does my work go when I save?

File Storage Background/Theory - Magnets and spinning disks.

Connecting to the Internet - Wired or Wireless connections get you there.

The World Wide Web - Browse the information of the world

Default Applications - The software you get with a fresh install of Ubuntu Unity.

Installing Software - Installing from the Software Center.

Updating Software - Updating with the Software Center.

Spreadheets Using Calc - Working with data tables and calculations.

Line Graphs with Calc - Visualizing the numbers in a series.

Bar Graphs with Calc - Comparing things against one another.

Pie Graphs with Calc - Showing "parts of a whole."

Arranging a List with Calc - Using Calc for a contact list. -  latest work - February 1, 2014

Live Distro on USB - Using Unetbootin to test live GNU/Linux on your PC or Mac

Hardware - What do you get when you buy a computer.

Glossary - Brief reminders of the meaning of key words found in the sections of this guide.

Credits/License - This guide is designed to share, just observe the proper licensing.

Look to the To Do page for potential sections of the guide. Your suggestions are eagerly solicited: email: algot[AT]

Ubuntu is a compilation of GNU/Linux software put together by many developers and distributed by Canonical. Ubuntu is released every six months. Version 12.10 is initially being used to develop this guide. Each version also carries a code name. 12.10 is, therefore, "Quantal Quetzal", some kind of bird. The most recent release in April of 2014 is version 14.04 and has Long Term Support (LTS) status, since it will have regular security updates for a full five years which makes it very good for those wanting a stable platform for important computer tasks. The regular six-month releases are only officially supported for 18 months, but will often include the most recent versions of software, sacrificing some stability for being up-to-date.

The Resplendant Quetzal from Wikimedia Commons

Himalaja Tahr from Wikipedia

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