I am new to Ubuntu having used a windows machine for a number of years and I would like to learn it in simple terms without having to read pages and pages of useless text. I have tried to search on different Linux help sites and cannot find a specific answer for any problem. I have downloaded the PDF file "beginning Ubuntu Linux" but that is the same. The first 60 or 70 pages are taken up with the history of Linux. I do not need that, all I want to do is use the system as I do in windows.
For instance, I could not install a modem, either internal or external so I have had to set up a network with my windows machine and use the internet modem on windows. That means I have to have two machines running at the same time. Not very convenient and a waste of electricity.
All I would like to know is,'how do I install programs';--how do I play a video I recorded on my still camera; --how do I find where files are being stored;-- how do I keep the home folder on my desktop; etc etc.
I have tried searching in that pdf file and it points me to everything else except what I want to know and I do not have time to read 600 odd pages of text.
Surely there is somewhere on the net that will show me exactly how to use Linux in plain language without having to resort to the Terminal: I may as well go back to using Dos!!! Everything is so complicated in Linux even trying to find where I go to place a question on this site.
One would think it would be on the home page but I had to end up clicking on "answers" to post a question after searching in about seven different pages. This could be a really good program for people to use but you will have to make it simpler. We are not all university students.