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Welcome to the cloud for users, where the speed of Ubuntu and the ease of cloud applications unite. You can now speed up your netbook, connect to the world using 3G modems, or make calls using Skype with Ubuntu. You can even change your desktop altogether without having to worry about netbook screen real estate. Now, you will never have to worry about the lack of documentation for your netbook again.Install and configure Ubuntu on a netbook. Connect and secure Ubuntu on your netbook. Tune Ubuntu and cloud applications to run on your netbook. What you?ll learn Install Ubuntu on a netbookConnect to the Internet via 3G modemsTrick out Ubuntu with new applicationsWork with multimediaOptimize Ubuntu for your netbook Who this book is for
Every netbook user who is using Linux on netbooks or wants to replace XP with Linux. Table of Contents Installing Ubuntu on a Netbook Starting to Use Ubuntu Netbook Remix Getting Connected Netbook Online Creating Office Files Working with Media Optimizing Netbook Settings Netbook Management
In this chapter, you ve learned how to find your way around on a netbook computer that has the UNR installed. You ve learned where to find your programs, how to work with files, and how to change some of the settings related to the appearance of your netbook computer. In the next chapter, you ll learn how to get connected and use the most important Internet applications. 44 C H A P T E R 3 ? ? ? Getting Connected What is the point of a netbook? The Net, of course Among the most important aspects of netbook computers is how easy they make it to get connected, anywhere. In this chapter, you ll learn how to connect. The following topics are covered: Configuring Bluetooth Connecting to a 3G network Connecting to a wired network Connecting to a wireless network Configuring Bluetooth No matter how you connect your computer to the Internet, it may be necessary to use Bluetooth, especially if you want to connect your cell phone to your computer. So before I start talking about the way you connect your computer to the Internet using 3G on your cell phone, I ll talk about Bluetooth configuration. You can tell that your computer has Bluetooth if a Bluetooth icon appears in the panel at the top of the screen. If it doesn t, from the Preferences menu, open the Bluetooth item to access the available Bluetooth options (see Figure 3-1)."
Youa (TM)ve made the jump and have purchased your first netbooka a small laptop that is perfect for connecting to the internet, wireless communications, and working with cloud applicationsa including Google Docs, Flickr, Mobile Me, and many others. According to the creator of Linux, Linux Torvalds, netbooks are a oeare really just laptops done righta .
Now you need to decide on the Linux distribution that will work best with your netbook, Millions of users have already come to the consensus that Ubuntu is the most compatible, and thus, ita (TM)s the number one most popular Linux distribution, and is currently running on 25 % of all netbooks. This book is a thorough guide to the basics of Ubuntua including installation, getting online, configuration, and administration.