How to Install Linux Ubuntu Desktop
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How to Install Linux Ubuntu Desktop

Step by step guide to install Ubuntu Desktop operating system, configure/complete updates, install Java and a Java game
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Created by Dean Barnes
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • Install a simple Linux Ubuntu Desktop operating system onto their computer
  • Configure and complete post operating system installation updates
  • Be familiar with the importance of security software and where to download free or trial versions
  • Navigate around the Linux Ubuntu operating system
  • Install a Java Runtime Environment
  • Install a Java game called Minecraft
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  • Download Ubuntu Desktop from Ubuntu (the course will discuss where and what to download in more detail)
  • Students will benefit if they have a computer they can install Ubuntu Desktop on (new or existing), but it's not required
  • If students don't have a PC they can install Ubuntu Desktop on, they can consider installing software from Virtual Box or VMware Player to create a virtual machine with which they will use to install Ubuntu Desktop (assuming the hardware can handle it - check with VMware or Virtual Box to see if you have a system capable to create virtual machines)
  • Students with knowledge of basic computer concepts will have an easier time with this course
  • Some knowledge of Linux would be beneficial, but it's not required

This is the Ubuntu Desktop installation walkthrough course.

This course is designed for:

  • novices and beginners
  • Learners who would like to know what it takes to install the Ubuntu Desktop operating system
  • Learners interested in an opportunity to experience the world of Linux and Ubuntu Desktop

Students will also be shown how to install Java into the Ubuntu Desktop and download and run a Java game known as Minecraft.

This course introduces users to:

  • A high level view of the Ubuntu Linux Desktop operating system
  • A review of features and providing helpful links for any problems you experience or getting additional help
  • How and what to download for the Ubuntu software
  • A screen step by step walkthrough of a basic deployment of the Ubuntu Desktop to a computer (also works on a virtual machine)
  • A basic introduction of the operating system programs
  • Steps to keep your Ubuntu Desktop up to date.

At the end of the course, a document containing all of the links and commands are attached to the lecture

If you view this course from end to end, it will take you about 45 minutes. If you are following along as you download your Ubuntu desktop, write it to DVD, install your Linux Ubuntu Desktop, do your updates, Java, and so on, it can take up to 3 hours depending on the speed of your hardware and your ability to navigate around the operating system and type commands.

This course has been designed so that you can follow along step by step in your own Ubuntu desktop installation scenario.

You should take this course if you have never worked with Ubuntu Linux Desktop and are looking to start but aren't sure what to download or how to answer the questions asked during the installation process. You will also benefit from instructions for installing Java and keeping your Ubuntu Desktop up to date through official software patches.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is idea for any user who wants to learn how to install, update, and navigate through the Linux Ubuntu Desktop operating system as well as install Java and a Java game. If you are interested in knowing and exploring Linux, these is an excellent place to start.
  • This course is not meant for users who have installed Linux desktop operating systems
  • Remember, Ubuntu is free to download, free to use
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Curriculum For This Course
How to Install Linux Ubuntu Desktop
6 Lectures 31:39

In this lecture, students will be introduced to the instructor along with the course objectives for the lectures that follow

Preview 02:24

In this lecture, students will learn:

  • about the Ubuntu Desktop features at a high level
  • what Ubuntu Desktop is capable of; what it can do
  • that it's FREE
  • what hardware and virtual choices are available
  • about high level installation items like drivers for common items and specialized items
  • about the additional help sites that are provided for Ubuntu
  • about websites for features and an interactive website for touring the features of Ubuntu Desktop
Preview 06:23

In this lecture, students will:

  • start the process for downloading the Ubuntu desktop software
  • be presented with choices of software options for LTS or latest release configurations and 32 or 64bit
  • be presented with reasons for picking one or the other options leading up to the actual installation step by step procedures
Preview 03:09

In this step by step guide and walkthrough part 1, students will be presented with a as-you-go screen capture approach. These steps will include:

  • selecting your language
  • reviewing system requirements and verifying you meet them
  • type of installation (the choice will likely erase anything you have on your hard drive, so if you need something from it, back it up first!)
  • setting your your disk drive
  • identifying your location
  • choosing your keyboard
  • creating your user account and password
  • with the OS completion and preparation for initial reboot
This part 1 installation completes the installation of your Ubuntu Desktop, but for patching, Java installation, and more, it will continue in the next lecture, Ubuntu Desktop Installation Walkthrough - Part 2
Ubuntu Desktop Installation Walkthrough - Part 1

In this step by step guide and walkthrough, part 2, users will:

  • review the desktop tools menu and what each program does (high level)
  • basic navigation options for opened windows
  • shutting down or restarting Ubuntu Desktop
  • download a video game for Ubuntu Desktop
  • terminal usage for installing Java
  • running a Java based video game
  • configuring software updates
  • running initial post Ubuntu Desktop software updates and patches
This will complete the Ubuntu desktop installation walkthrough.
Ubuntu Desktop Installation Walkthrough - Part 2

In this final lecture, the key concepts of the course are reviewed along with an added course material with all of the URLs presented in the course and the commands used at the terminal to add Java to your Ubuntu Desktop installation.

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About the Instructor
Dean Barnes
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Deployment and Infrastructure Engineer

Early in my career, I worked for 2 years as a software developer with client server applications using Microsoft Access and VBA, Visual Basic, and SQL Server.

For the past 14 years, I have been working in a Deployment and Infrastructure Support role. Some of the software technologies include Websphere, Weblogic, IIS, Cold Fusion, SQL Server, JBOSS, and TWS. I work on projects that handle deployments, tier 1 and 2 support, and server lease rolls. During the first seven years in the Deployment and Infrastructure Support role, I also spent time as a Configuration Manager helping to lead efforts in developing repeatable software deployment processes and putting quality gates in place for software throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using tools like TRUEchange, VSS, ChangeMan, CVS, and SVN. I have experience working on UNIX (HP, IBM, Oracle), Linux, OpenVMS, Windows 3.1 through Windows 10, and Windows NT 3.x, 4,x, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012 operating systems.

I have been working with computer hardware for the past 34 years and starting working on PC hardware 17 years ago. Working different jobs, I've gained experience working on desktops, laptops, server hardware, and some networking.

I have experience with Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and Microsoft MCSE course work, and I am currently a certified Brocade vRouter Engineer.

On my personal time I like to work with VMWare projects at home exploring the exciting world of operating system virtualization, home media servers and infrastructure, and play Minecraft with the kids. I also spend time volunteering with the local school district and with the city I live in.