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Hi my name is kgosi i live in south africa and i would like to learn more about ubuntu how to use it e.t.c. Can any1 refer any good books websites and tutorials. I would also like to learn about networks and embedded systems any good books websites e.t.c would be much appreciated

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Unfortunately, this question can;t be reasonably answered in a definitve answer as per Ask Ubuntu Meta and the faq. – hexafraction Oct 5 '12 at 20:51
See… – hexafraction Oct 5 '12 at 20:55
Ive got a pdf Beginning Ubuntu Linux - From Novice To Professional and i get confused with the instructions given since its a bit old and i wanted something that is more similar to my current ubuntu.I want to learn how to use the terminal and all the functionality of ubuntu i know absolutly nothing – user87910 Oct 5 '12 at 20:57
thanx alot much appreciated – user87910 Oct 5 '12 at 21:20

That's a little hard to answer, there really isn't a comprehensive manual/information base for Ubuntu. However in most cases you can simply google specific things and find them with relative ease. That is personally what I do, any time I think of something I would like to do, such as add custom right click menu's or display all folder names in terminal (useful if you have a massive media library and want a comprehensive list, so you don't have to type it).

You just have to get out there and browse various websites that provide tutorials on things, the main ones I use are: , , , and lately:

If its basics you want the Ubuntu website covers nearly everything:

Its just about finding things you want to learn in specific areas of the Ubuntu desktop. The sites I listed above not only cover useful tweaks but also news about Ubuntu, future releases of Ubuntu, and useful programs. I hope that helps you out.

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thanx weylin cant tell how much uve helped – user87910 Oct 5 '12 at 21:22
No problem just glad I can help. – Weylin Schreck Oct 6 '12 at 9:09

You can also go to, you've got basic tutorials to advanced tutorials which could help you a bit in your learning!

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