About the manual
Getting Started with Ubuntu 16.04 is a comprehensive beginners guide for the Ubuntu operating system. It is written under an open source license and is free for you to download, read, modify and share.
The manual will help you become familiar with everyday tasks such as surfing the web, listening to music and scanning documents. With an emphasis on easy-to-follow instructions, it is suitable for all levels of experience.
Easy to understand - our manual has step-by-step instructions and is jargon-free
A picture is worth a thousand words - lots of screenshots to show you how to do tasks
All in one place - conveniently located in one file, so you don’t have to look all over the web for help
Progressive learning curve - start with the basics, and learn as you work through each chapter
Dozens of languages - translated into more than 52 languages, including localised screenshots
CC-BY-SA licensing - download, modify, reproduce and share as much as you like
No cost - our documents are all written by Ubuntu community members and there is no charge to use them
Printer friendly - we have a version optimised for printing to save the trees
Troubleshooting section - to help you solve common Ubuntu problems quickly