Welcome to Ubuntu! It is easy to get started. Simply type in a search to start searching with Google.
To search for help with Ubuntu just add "Ubuntu" or "help Ubuntu" to your search. You may need to include the version of Ubuntu you are using (such as 10.04 or 10.10)
For example: Ubuntu 10.04 how do I view DVDs
Ubuntu has a built-in help reference, called the Ubuntu Help Center. You can access it by selecting the System menu and then clicking Help and Support.
Other online resources are also very useful:
News and Community
These sites can come in handy for keeping up with Ubuntu news and tips.
For Advanced Community Members:
Free and Open Source Software
Free software is more than just the bits that you downloaded and installed on your computer. It is a practice, philosophy and community best illustrated by four principles:
- The freedom to run the program, for any purpose
- The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
- The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others
In the spirit of open source, Ubuntu is absolutely free to download, use, share and improve however and whenever you like.