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As of 2011/05 Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop is no longer supported, this page is being updated for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop


Brief description of items in the System -> Administration menu.

List of Administration applications

  • Computer Janitor - This application allows you find and remove software packages you may no longer need. It also suggests configuration changes which might benefit you.

  • Disk Utility - This allows you to manage attached Hard Disk Drives and CD/DVD Drives.

  • Keyring Manager - Stores keys for wifi, etc.

  • Language Support - Install/remove language support for many different languages.

  • Login Window - Configure your login. Under the 'Security' tab there is an option for enabling automatic login for a given user. Be warned against automatic login, and other security risks!. Download additional login windows from art.gnome.org.

  • Networking - Configure your network (this may become largely redundant if you connect via another tool).

  • Network Tools - Ping, traceroute, etc.

  • Printing - Add, configure, remove printers.

  • Services - Start and stop services/daemons from running in the background.

  • Shared Folders - Share folders on your network and the Internet.

  • Software Sources - Configure software repositories.

  • Synaptic Package Manager - Program and application installer. (See also: InstallingSoftware).

  • System Log - Log viewer for various logfiles detailing activity on your machine.

  • System Monitor - Keep an eye on system processes running, resources being used, and your filesystem. See also: System Monitor applet.

  • Time and Date - Set date/time, select time zone, configure syncronisation with Internet clock servers.

  • Update Manager - Checks for software updates. Equivalent to 'sudo apt-get update', then 'sudo apt-get upgrade' in Terminal.

  • Users and Groups - Add/remove and configure users and privileges. Also manage groups. (See also: Eiciel).

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Administration (last edited 2011-05-12 20:01:32 by stefan-pynappels)