Hi I'm purchasing a new Computer and will be using Ubuntu instead of Windows this time. I would use windows 7 but it doesn't support my software and i dont wanna use XP anymore. So I'm getting Ubuntu 10.04 which supports my software. Is there any tips or tricks that are good to know? or anything else i should know about Ubuntu? and is there an Alt-F4 trick in Ubuntu that brings up like a Task Manager or something? Thanks a lot!
You'll want to get familiar with the terminal. While there are ways to do almost anything you'll need to do using GUI's, the Terminal is a very powerful tool in *NIXes. It'll take some time, but it's not too bad. For example...
sudo apt-get update
Will download all available updates. You will be required to input your root password.
sudo apt-get upgrade
This will install the downloaded updates.
It's a bit strange, but it's fairly straight forward.
Alt-F2 is the "Run" command, if you used that at all on windows.
You can set key-bindings in System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts.
There's a lot more out there, but there's a few tips to get you started Good luck!