Ubuntu Tutorials

Within this section you find a collection of videos that provide you with basic information about Ubuntu, introductions to Ubuntu or one of its applications and instructions how to properly install and configure the system, devices and applications.

Review of Lubuntu 12.04

Review of Lubuntu 12.04 Final Release. Lubuntu uses LXDE desktop, which is a very lightweight classic styled desktop ideal for older systems, its also ideal if you don't like Unity desktop environment. Using little resources you can run Lubuntu 12.04 on a system with around 128MB RAM. Lubuntu 12.04 is not an LTS (Long Term Support) version and is supported for 18 months.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tutorial 3 - Install new software

This short tutorial shows you how you can install software/applications in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Review of the Final Release Kubuntu 12.04 LTS

Kubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the Unity graphical environment. As part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu uses the same underlying systems, every package in Kubuntu shares the same repositories as Ubuntu and it is released regularly on the same schedule as Ubuntu. This is the final Kubuntu to be released under the management and funding of Canonical, from now on development is being funded by Blue Systems.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tutorial 11 - Update manager

This short tutorial shows you how to update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the update manager.

Whats new in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This short tutorial gives you an overview regarding the most important improvements and new features of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. These include:

  • Local menus make a comeback
  • Minimize on click
  • Even tinier Unity launcher icons
  • Live window resizing is now default
  • System Settings (GNOME Control Centre) replaced by Unity Control Centre

How to install Skype on Linux Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

This short tutorials explains step by step how to install Skype on Linux Ubuntu 12.10/12.04.

Ubuntu 12.04 Terminal Tutorial

#1 This tutorial goes through the beginning methods needed to navigate Linux through a Ubuntu terminal. Commands such as list and change directory will be among other commands explained in this tutorial.
#2 In this tutorial we explore the editing and saving options offered with nano. We also become familiar with the locate command and how to update the database.

How to Remove Windows from a Ubuntu Dual Boot System

A first step in the transition from Windows to Ubuntu is often the installation of a dual boot system, having booth Windows and Ubuntu on the same computer. This gives you the opportunity to slowly move to Ubuntu, while still having Windows as a backup. After you get used to Ubuntu and you can perform all the required tasks therein, you might want to get rid of Windows. This short tutorial shows you, how you can easily remove Windows 7, 8, XP or any other Windows release from a dual boot PC with Ubuntu.

Review of Xubuntu 12.04 LTS

Review of Xubuntu 12.04 Final Release. Xubuntu uses XFCE desktop, which is more of a classic lightweight Gnome 2.x Styled desktop ideal for older lightweight systems, its also ideal if you don't like Unity desktop environment. You can easily run XUbuntu on a system with around 180 RAM. Xubuntu 12.04 is a LTS release (Long Term Support) supported for 3 years.

Customising the Ubuntu Grub Boot Menu

If you install different versions of Ubuntu or other operating systems on your computer, you might want to change key boot menu settings such as default system or timeout. In this tutorial you learn how to customize the Ubuntu Grub Boot Menu using the grub-customizer. The grub-customizer provides a nice user interface where you can change all the relevant settings.