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Kubuntu Guide

Kubuntu is an easy to use, powerful and a popular Linux distribution. Our purpose of installing Kubuntu Linux on computers in the laboratory is to let the students who have never used or are already using Linux based operating systems use Linux on the campus computers.

Kubuntu means “towards humanity” in Bemban.

The Kubuntu desktop. Shortcuts for frequently used applications (web browser, word processor etc.) are available on the desktop.
You may access the available applications on Kubuntu via the K Menu located at the lower left corner of the screen.
You may use Mozilla Firefox as a web browser.
For opening DOC, XLS and PPT files, OpenOffice.org suite is available. You may use OpenOffice.org Writer, OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet and OpenOffice.org Presentation for opening the files used by Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Powerpoint; respectively.
When you insert your USB disk, a windows appears on the bottom right corner of screen. You may browse your files by clicking on your disks name on this window
When you are removing your USB disk, please click on the eject icon next to your disk on this window.
If you do not use the computer for 2 minutes, you will get a warning about your session to be automatically logged out.
When you are leaving the computer, first open up the K Menu and select Leave -> Log Out ...
... and then select Log out again on the newly appeared window.

In the list below, you may find equivalents of the applications used in Windows which you may use in Kubuntu Linux:

Internet ExplorerMozilla Firefox
Microsoft Office
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
OpenOffice.org
  • Writer
  • Calc
  • Impress
mIRCQuassel
NeroK3B
Notepad/WordpadKate
PhotoshopGIMP
WinampAmarok
Windows Media PlayerDragon Player
Windows Live MessengerKMess