Topic: tips for a new Ubuntu/*nix user?
i've got Ubuntu 6.10(current?) sitting on my desk waiting for a donor machine right now. i've tried it out via the live cd and i can't wait. the only thing keeping me from just converting my current machine to it now(yes i know i can dual boot) is this is the family machine and teaching them all to use Ubuntu would prove quite difficult(not very tech savvy they are ) anyways.. why didn't i do this earlier? i'm in "love" with it's simplicity, speed(even from the live cd), accessibility, style, feel and most of all it's security. why isn't this a staple for ANY prefab box?
what i would like to know are some of the resources to learn how to use it to it's full potential. it will be MY everyday box for everything from development to browsing. my gaming will have to stay on the windows machine for obvious reasons. is php/mysql/apache installed right off the cd at time of OS installation? what is it's default "notepad" app? can i change it to say notepad2 or ++? also someday soon i'd like to build a box for the families entertainment streaming ala windows media center(music, movies,etc.) so tips on this would be appreciated.
in short i want to know as much as i can before i dive in. thanks in advance for any info.
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