Making Ubuntu Usable

Another good article from ExtremeTech

In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations you’ll learn how to set up the operating system to your taste with things like changing the startup music, the background, fonts, icons, and colors, and navigating the Nautilus file manager—on both PCs and Macs.

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Changing the Background
Changing the Fonts
Tuning the Shell
Using Ubuntu on a PC
Tuning Ubuntu on a Macintosh
Tweaking GDM
Navigating Nautilus
Stretching Icons and Adjusting Fonts
Tuning Templates

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