Welcome to the community documentation for Ubuntu, created by users just like you!
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Official Documentation - Read this first. Includes all the Desktop and Server Guides.
Which Ubuntu CD to get - Which Ubuntu CD is appropriate for your computer.
Release Notes - Information on new features and help specific to each Ubuntu release.
Common Questions - Answers to common questions from new Ubuntu users
Other Places to Get Help - Support resources for Ubuntu.
Installation - Basic and advanced methods of installing Ubuntu, and information about supported hardware.
Upgrading Ubuntu - Information on how to upgrade from older versions of Ubuntu.
Switching from Windows, OS X, or another Linux distribution
Essential reading for people switching, or people thinking about it.
After you've installed Ubuntu
Applications - This page explains the different categories of software applications, as well as how to use them.
Multimedia Support - Playing MP3, DVD and other popular sound and video formats.
Installing Software - Finding, installing, and updating software.
Multimedia - Playing and editing sound and video.
Internet & Networking - Connecting to the Internet as well as your home or office network.
Eye Candy - Making your computer look and work cooler.
Business Environment - Configuring Ubuntu for use in business environments.
Servers - Setting up web servers, file servers, and more.
Software - Alphabetical list of software available on Ubuntu.
Software From Other Operating Systems - Running other operating systems and their software (including Windows and Windows apps) in Ubuntu.
Accessibility - Making Ubuntu easier to use for those with physical or visual challenges.
Programming - Creating software.
Maintain your Computer
Troubleshooting guides - Solving troubles with configurations and software.
System Administration - Maintaining your computer.
Security - Keeping your computer safe.
Upgrading Ubuntu - Upgrading to a new version of Ubuntu (from Breezy 5.10 to Dapper 6.06 LTS for example).
Kernel/Compile - Compile a new kernel
Connecting and Configuring Hardware
Ubuntu Hardware Support - Main hardware support page.
Drives and Partitions - Adding storage, partitioning, accessing your Windows files, and more.
Portable Gadgets - Syncing and transferring files from PDAs, audio players, mobile phones, and cameras.
Keyboard and Mouse - Setting up your keyboard and mouse.
Laptops - Reports on using Ubuntu on a portable computer.
Network, wireless & internet devices - Setting up networking & internet devices.
Printers - Setting up and using your printer.
Sound - Setting up and using sound cards, speakers, and musical instruments.
Thin Clients - Setting up and using thin clients.
Video - Setting up graphics hardware.
Can't Find What You're Looking For?
Index of all available pages - List of all community documentation pages.