Ubuntu is a distro of Linux. There are 3 versions of it which are basically the same except they use different "Desktop Environments" so basically they look and act different (GUI). The latest version is 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), the testing version (not out) is 7.10 (Gusty Gibbon). 6.10 (Edgy Eft) is proably the best one. 6.06 (Dapper Drake) LTS has extra support on via their community (forums, etc.]]]. Ubuntu prides itself on its community and humanity. Some say it is the easiest linux to use and because of this it is great for beginers.

Install Packages On older versions

A disadvantage is that on older versions you cannot install new packages, even the old versions compatible with the system. To retire a system installing extra programs (SSH for remote access and SSH or samba for file transfer). You have to modify /etc/apt/sources.list to enable installing packages again.


Versions/Desktop Environments


MPG calls Ubuntu Gubuntu as the default Ubuntu uses Gnome.

Ubuntu Logo (Default for Gnome). People holding hands (heads are circles and the curved lines are the hands). This represents the Ubuntu philosophy.


Uses KDE

Kubuntu logo, based on the logo above.



xubuntu.png Blue logo xubuntu_logo_3mouse_large.png Black


It is better and more stable than windows. Some hardware might not work, and there are lots of alternate programs, but if you cannot find a Linux alternative you can use Wine to run the exes.


(Random) Links

Creator of Ubuntu, who would have known?
Mac OS X Theme



Fresh Install

Burn ISO or Get free CDs U U X*


Alternate CD

1. Download and burn the alternate installation CD.
2. Insert it into your CD-ROM drive.
3. A dialog will be displayed offering you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

Or in Kubuntu run the following command using Alt+F2:

kdesu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

SOURCE—> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

Set screen resolutions available:

Goto recovery mode from grub and type "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" at promt, just BS through the options until you get to refresh rate, the best bet is to chose "medium" it displays the display modes, pick on u know will work, for me I picked the lowest "640 X 480 60 HZ"

Used for lowering resolution on crappy monitor. However I later used this to up the res on a good one with a crappy video card.

Virtual Machine

Using Virtualbox to run Ubuntu

Run Nautilus In root mode


Ubuntu Tips

Random page, looks old...
Restore Ubuntu in Grub Bootloader after reinstalling Windoze (Cuz you have to do that all the time and like M$ would add make Windows setup detect and Ubuntu install) (Linked from here)

Install Programs Without an Internet Connection (Using Bandwidth)

See Local Repository.

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