Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support, official support for 5 years, good for stable experience), code named as Precise Pangolin (Code Name) has released. If you’re new to Ubuntu or may be you’re totally new to GNU/Linux environment (coming from Windows or Mac OS X) and wondering how to get things done, this post might help you a lot in getting started on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Why Ubuntu ?
Ubuntu is a free and open operating system (such as Windows or Mac (for the sake of understanding)). Since Ubuntu is a free software, so it means you’re free to experiment with it (which is probably illegal in any proprietary operating systems such as Windows or Mac), share it or do whatever you want, no one cares. So first of all remove all the fear – it’s an open world (for open minded) where freedom is the most important thing so you can customize/tweak/modify/change the Ubuntu as you want – there are no limitation, source code is also available, so it means that the only limit is your imagination.
Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
12.04 LTS is the latest stable version. If you haven’t download it yet, then
- Download the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO for your computer (32 bit/64 bit)
- Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- After installing Ubuntu 12.04
- Tips ‘n’ Tricks for customizing Ubuntu (although the post has been written for 11.10 but most of the things work seamlessly on 12.04)
- Cool Applications to try on Ubuntu 12.04
- Customize Look and Try New Themes
- Try Cool Keyboard Shortcuts – To improve your productivity
- Alternative Desktop environments for Ubuntu 12.04 – if you don’t like the default one (Unity)
- Tweak Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity, Gnome Shell etc)
If you’re a developer (web or mobile) then might want to checkout these links –
- Setup Android Development Environment in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Setup Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Eclipse IDE for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
NOTE : I will be adding some more stuffs later, and also an ebook for beginner ubuntu users.