Achieve Unity in Three Easy Guides

Unity. Millions of us use it and love it. It's innovative and beautiful. It's easy.

So if Unity is so easy then why write (or in my case, conceive and edit) a guide (or three) for it? Simple. Not everyone in the world understands Unity. Not everyone in the world knows that it's customizable and flexible. Not everyone in the world feels comfortable with a modern desktop environment. And, many fail to realize that Unity (and Ubuntu) is not just software. This is a bug that our guides are designed to help fix.

Unity Orientation Guide: Get familiar with Unity and become productive quickly.Unity Orientation Guide: Get familiar with Unity and become productive quickly.

Unity: Make It Yours: Use Lenses and Scopes to make Unity do amazing things that other systems can only dream about.Unity: Make It Yours: Use Lenses and Scopes to make Unity do amazing things that other systems can only dream about.

Achieve Personal Unity: Customize Unity to make it behave differently, or just to prove to your friends that you're technically savvy.Achieve Personal Unity: Customize Unity to make it behave differently, or just to prove to your friends that you're technically savvy.

Do you know someone who has never used Ubuntu? Or, do you know someone that has just begun their Ubuntu adventure? Or, do you know someone that uses Unity but begrudges its perceived lack of customizability? These guides are for them.

Do you want to help Ubuntu cross the chasm? Please print these guides and give them to people that you care about. Print them and bring them to your next Ubuntu gathering. Talk about them. Or, just give them to a random person you meet on the street.

Amplify Unity!

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Thanks for posting this awesome collection. It is very helpful to forward it to newbies (basically family members that want to keep old machines and I convince to move to Ubuntu). Do you know if the same are available in Spanish and French?

 
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You are welcome. Spanish and French translations welcomed!

 
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As a run of the mill user who just needs computers to get things done I decided a couple of years ago that the alternatives to Linux weren't sustainable for me, so I just picked Ubuntu as a solution and decided to stick with it through thick and thin updating every 6 months. I'm at the point with 12.04 that I don't care that I'm losing Windows proficiency and don't even set up dual boots on laptops anymore. I'm loving Unity, I love putting in on non-tech family members computers and seeing them love it. I don't know how I ever got by without the HUD because it is becoming a necessary part of my workflow (and when LibreOffice is integrated I will be in heaven). Beautiful, detailed guides like these can only make it easier to share that feeling.

 

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