Chapter 1. Getting Started

Table of Contents

About Ubuntu
About the Name
Free Software
The Difference
Long-Term Support
The Desktop
Version and Release Numbers
Backing and Support
What is Linux?
What is GNU?
Getting Ubuntu
Linux Basics
Directories and File Systems
Root And Sudo
Text Editing
Users and Groups

This chapter introduces the world of Ubuntu and some basic concepts which are useful when getting started with an Ubuntu system.