Difference between revisions of "Ubuntu"

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On managed computers we install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is an operating system that will be supported for 5 years. This means that computers that are being installed in spring 2012 does not need to be reinstalled during the lifetime (in the theory).
 
On managed computers we install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is an operating system that will be supported for 5 years. This means that computers that are being installed in spring 2012 does not need to be reinstalled during the lifetime (in the theory).
  
=== Windows manager ===
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=== The windows manager Unity===
 
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[[File:Launcher_bfb.png|64px|left]]
 
Unity is Ubuntu's own windows manager based on Gnome 3. Unity can run in two modes, 3D and 2D.  
 
Unity is Ubuntu's own windows manager based on Gnome 3. Unity can run in two modes, 3D and 2D.  
  
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Ubuntu tries to automatically use 2D mode if necessary.
 
Ubuntu tries to automatically use 2D mode if necessary.
 
== User Interface ==
 
[[File:unity-dash.png|left]]
 
 
Unity, the Ubuntu 12.04 user interface, can run on 3D-mode or 2D-mode.
 
 
The 3D mode is only available when sufficient drives are in use, and when a graphics card, with sufficiently fast 3D-functionality, is in use.
 
 
If necessary, the operating system will automatically attempt to use the 2D-mode.
 
 
  
 
[[Ubuntu unity| To learn more about Unity click here]]
 
[[Ubuntu unity| To learn more about Unity click here]]
  
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=== Software ===
  
 
== Software ==
 
 
[[File:softwarecenter.png|52px|left]]
 
[[File:softwarecenter.png|52px|left]]
  
To install software, use the Ubuntu software centre.  
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To install software, use the Ubuntu Software Center.  
  
The software centre program can be opened by pressing “ALT + F2”, typing “software centre”, and pressing enter.
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Ubuntu Software Center can be opened by pressing “ALT + F2” and typing “software centre”, and pressing enter.
  
The software centre allows you to scroll through available programs and search for specific programs.
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In Ubuntu Software Center you will find availble software. There are search options as well.
  
  
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There are three different monitor configurations that are handy to know about.
 
There are three different monitor configurations that are handy to know about.
  
1. Laptop/Laptop with additional screen
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1. Laptop / Laptop with additional monitor
  
2. Stationary/Stationary with additional screen
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2. Desktop / Desktop with additional monitor
  
 
3. Projector
 
3. Projector
  
  
There are also two different display modes to choose from when an additional screen is available.
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There are also two different display modes to choose from when an additional monitor is available.
  
 
1. Extended display
 
1. Extended display
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2. Clone display
 
2. Clone display
  
Ubuntu automatically detects the mointors in use.
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Ubuntu normaly automatically detects the mointors in use.
  
[[Ubuntu display| To learn more about configuring a display in Ubuntu click here]]
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[[Ubuntu_display| To learn more about configuring a display in Ubuntu click here]]
  
  
  
== Printing ==
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=== Printing ===
  
'''Network Printers'''
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==== Network Printers ===
  
Printing from Ubuntu client machines is done the same manner as on other client machines
 
  
 
1. Choose the function “print” in the program you are using.
 
1. Choose the function “print” in the program you are using.
  
2. Choose a printer.
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2. Choose a printer (standard printer is [[pullprint]]).
  
 
3. Locate the printer and swipe your card.
 
3. Locate the printer and swipe your card.
  
  
'''Local Printers'''
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==== Local Printers ====
  
 
It is possible to use local printers for some Ubuntu clients, mainly laptops, via CUPS’s administrator tools. This is a graphic tool that runs via the web browser, and can be reached by going to http://127.0.0.1:631.
 
It is possible to use local printers for some Ubuntu clients, mainly laptops, via CUPS’s administrator tools. This is a graphic tool that runs via the web browser, and can be reached by going to http://127.0.0.1:631.
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[[Category:Linux software]]
 
[[Category:Linux software]]
 
[[Category:Ubuntu]]
 
[[Category:Ubuntu]]
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[[Category:Managed computer]]
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[[Category:Printing Services]]

Revision as of 15:15, 7 October 2014

Ubuntu on managed computer

Introduction

On managed computers we install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is an operating system that will be supported for 5 years. This means that computers that are being installed in spring 2012 does not need to be reinstalled during the lifetime (in the theory).

The windows manager Unity

Launcher bfb.png

Unity is Ubuntu's own windows manager based on Gnome 3. Unity can run in two modes, 3D and 2D.

3D mode only works with video cards that have sufficiently fast 3D performance and good enough drivers.

Ubuntu tries to automatically use 2D mode if necessary.

To learn more about Unity click here

Software

Softwarecenter.png

To install software, use the Ubuntu Software Center.

Ubuntu Software Center can be opened by pressing “ALT + F2” and typing “software centre”, and pressing enter.

In Ubuntu Software Center you will find availble software. There are search options as well.


To learn more about the software centre click here.



Monitor settings

There are three different monitor configurations that are handy to know about.

1. Laptop / Laptop with additional monitor

2. Desktop / Desktop with additional monitor

3. Projector


There are also two different display modes to choose from when an additional monitor is available.

1. Extended display

2. Clone display

Ubuntu normaly automatically detects the mointors in use.

To learn more about configuring a display in Ubuntu click here


Printing

= Network Printers

1. Choose the function “print” in the program you are using.

2. Choose a printer (standard printer is pullprint).

3. Locate the printer and swipe your card.


Local Printers

It is possible to use local printers for some Ubuntu clients, mainly laptops, via CUPS’s administrator tools. This is a graphic tool that runs via the web browser, and can be reached by going to http://127.0.0.1:631.