I am new to using Ubuntu - are there any resources available to will help me learn how to use Ubuntu?
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There is no need to be scared if you try all the installations and configurations in a virtual box. You can break nothing. Everybody starts without any knowledge; you can get experience only by trying new things, making errors and reading how to fix them. For your dad's business, you probably need an email client, a browser and office-software. All of them are already installed: Thunderbird, Firefox and Libre Office. For tasks like mounting a device (if you ever need that) you can also use graphical programs instead of command line text. You can mount a device in the file manager (Nautilus) or in "Disk-Utility" that is already installed. In opposition to windows, one thing you will like is how easy it is to install and uninstall programs via the "Ubuntu Software Center".