Ubuntu Linux for Non-geeks teaches readers by experience rather than instruction. It also covers all the topics likely to be of interest to an average desktop user, such as installing new software via Synpatic; Internet connectivity; working with removable storage devices, printers, and scanners; and handling DVDs, audio files, and even iPods.
Chapter 7 -- Dressing up the Bird -- of Ubuntu Linux for Non-geeks covers customization of the desktop and teaches tasks such as creating a user accounts and adding additional toolbars and windows.
Chapter 7, titled, "Dressing up the Bird," is excerpted from Ubuntu Linux for Non-geeks by Rickford Grant, published in August, 2006, by No Starch Press (ISBN: 1593271182 ). Copyright August 2006, No Starch Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission by No Starch Press. To see a complete Table of Contents, click here.
This was first published in August 2006