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Old 07-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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I need some help using Ubuntu


I have been using wxp-I have loaded Ubuntu to 4gb USB.
I have searched videos as to how to use Ubuntu
and they only cover the basic desk top.
What I need to understand is.
When you go to a web page and try to save(link)
how do you do that ?? (wxp favorits)
And how do you create a short cut,where do you put it (desktop ??) (folder ??)
Also where do I find the answers to BASIC questions BEYOND welcome to ubuntu video??
THANK YOU
gary12

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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You can ask your questions here at LQ or on the Ubuntu forums, but you really need to provide a better heading than "Help Me!!".

If you want people to read your post, put a short description of the problem in the title. Also, don't ask too many different questions in the same post. You're more likely to get a good response if you put your questions in separate posts.

Adding web sites as bookmarks/favorites is not so much a OS function as a browser feature. Which web browser are you using?

The creation of shortcuts on the other hand is very much a Ubuntu-specific issue. Unfortunately I'm no Ubuntu user, but I'm sure someone will be around who can answer you better. Meanwhile, you could take a look here and see if that thread contains an answer to your question.

And by the way, welcome to LQ.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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you bookmark a page in ubuntu the EXACT SAME way as you do in firefox on XP

the EXACT SAME WAY
 
Old 07-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #4
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but i was using internet explorer and i am not famulier with foxfire
would it be the same ?
gary
 
Old 07-26-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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click on " bookmark" and select "bookmark page"

fairly self explanatory

also there is the help page on the web site
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox
 
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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or click on the star in the location bar

click on the star ( now yellow ) a second time to manage it ( rename, add tags, where it appears in bookmark menu )
 
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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If you have ubuntu on a USB key, then the information is volatile. You will lose any changes made when you reboot.

Something to think about there.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #8
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Since xp deadline 4-14 I an trying to see if I can handle Ubuntu
I tryed in the past an gave up because I could not find answers to my questions
This site is of great help,And all answeres have been helpful.
I just need to learn how to navagate it properly.
I help my sisterinlaw ,using zp & team viewer via skype
We both do not want to purchas new windows comp.
If I can figure this out,we will not have to trash comp,and go to snail mail to talk.
I was using Ubuntu v12.04 on thubb drive,Is it limited to what you can do?Again THANK YOU
gary
 
Old 07-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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I was using Ubuntu v12.04 on thubb drive,Is it limited to what you can do?
A definitive maybe. It depends upon how you got it there. If you did an actual install it would be the same as being installed to a standard hard drive. Since you indicate that you have a 4GB flash drive, I doubt that is the case as a basic install of the most current release takes 5GB. So how did you get Ubuntu on the flash drive? Did you use a program like unetbootin or pendrivelinux? If so, did you select the option to create 'persistence'. If not, then you have a Live CD on a flash drive which is a read-only filesystem and any changes you make will not be saved on reboot.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #10
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how was ubuntu installed to the thumb drive

I have Fedora 19 installed as a normal install to a 32 gig flash drive
from a install dvd to usb thumb

but also have Kali installed as a live image to a 16 gig flash drive
used " dd " on the iso
 
Old 07-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #11
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... Also where do I find the answers to BASIC questions BEYOND welcome to ubuntu video??
Here is a great site for getting started with Ubuntu: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/
And here is another great site for dual booting Ubuntu with Windows that has very detailed tutorials: http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/
Also, there are some e-books for Ubuntu that you can download:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.dmg&cad=rja
http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/download_main.html
This one may be a bit out of date, but I read the very first edition of this book when I was new to Linux and it helped me, and now it is free: http://it-ebooks.info/book/462/

And welcome to the LQ forums!

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #12
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Thank you-- this imfo will be very helpful
Right now I have anouther problem I downloaded ubuntu 12.04,to thumb drive,it worked,that was when I found all the questions above.
BUT I was so disipointed before I found this site that I erased it.
NOW I cant seem to install on thunb drive I also tryed a DVD no such luck.
I just want to try out before installing.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 10:27 PM   #13
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It just occured to me To solsv all my problems
Can Skype and Teamviewer or their oquivalent be installed ??
If not then I am done
Thank all for your help if the answer is no
 
Old 07-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #14
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... I also tryed a DVD no such luck.
I just want to try out before installing.
I have never used Ubuntu from a usb flash drive, so I do not have any experience with that.
To burn a Ubuntu live DVD is a simple matter though. See this to burn the DVD from Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...-dvd-on-ubuntu
And if you are burning the DVD from Windows: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dvd-on-windows
And here is another link with more detail: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
Be sure to always burn the iso at the slowest possible speed for the best results.
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Can Skype and Teamviewer or their oquivalent be installed ??
There are numerous tutorials for installing Skype on Ubuntu. Here are 2 of them:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...ail-skype.html
http://www.noobslab.com/2013/04/inst...in-ubuntu.html
 
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #15
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YOU have been extreamly patient AND very healpful
THANK YOU AGAIN
gary12
 
  


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