This is a short guide to the software that is included in your Kubuntu installation.
Some basic graphics applications are installed in Kubuntu by default, which allow you to create, view, scan, and manipulate images. The following applications are installed by default:
Kubuntu will get you online.
Firefox is the default browser shipped with Kubuntu, the most popular open-source browser in the world. For more information on how to use Firefox see the Firefox Help Page.
To export your bookmarks from Firefox:
A guide can be found here: Importing your bookmarks into Firefox.
There are many options when it comes to email clients. In Kubuntu, Kmail is the default email client, either as a stand-alone client or as part of the Kontact personal information manager (PIM). Kmail is the email component of Kontact, the KDE personal information manager (PIM). Kmail by itself is similar in functionality to other popular email programs, while Kontact is as full-featured as the fanciest personal information managers (PIMs), as it can be configured with calendars, address books, notes, an RSS reader, time tracking, journals and simple project planning. The following are just some of the features of Kmail:
robust searching. More information on Kmail can be found in the KMail documentation.
Chatting with friends and family is a popular use of the internet, and Kubuntu provides the necessary applications. There are two default chat clients installed in Kubuntu - KDE Telepathy for instant messaging, and Quassel for chatting on IRC (Internet Relay Chat).
KDE software connects you to the world. See Internet, Networking, & Communication for more information.
The best in multimedia is installed when you open your new Kubuntu installation. If you get an error message about "missing codecs" please install
kubuntu-restricted-extras. You can find your Multimedia applications through .
The following applications are installed by default:
The default office suite installed in Kubuntu is LibreOffice. It includes Calc, Draw, Impress, Math, Base and Writer. This suite is the open source equivalent of the Microsoft Office suite and each application corresponds to a similar product in that line.
LibreOffice works well with the files created by their Microsoft counterparts, with the exception of Microsoft Access files. For more information see LibreOffice.
Installed with your system is the KDE Personal Information Manager Kontact. This includes many tools to help you manage your life.
Please see Kontact for more details and help with this powerful set of tools.
Information on adjusting system settings can be found at System Settings.
Your newly installed Kubuntu system has some utilities already installed. One of the most useful is not in your menus; just press ALT + F2. Look at the top of your screen; there is one of your most powerful utilities, called Krunner. See more here: Krunner.
The following utility applications are installed by default:
Bash is the default shell in Konsole and the terminals. Click for more on using the Terminal.
Ufw is the default commandline configuration tool for the firewall. Ufw stands for Uncomplicated Firewall. It is developed to ease iptables firewall configuration. For more information about ufw see: UFW