Linux is a computer operating system, like Windows and Mac OS, which is free of charge and open to the public to develop. The most popular of more than 600 Linux releases is Ubuntu, a comprehensive desktop environment that comes with a complete office suite, games and many other useful programs. Finding your way around the Linux Ubuntu desktop is as fast as with Windows, so you can quickly find My Computer and access your hard drive and files.
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Click on "Places" in the Linux Ubuntu menu bar. This is located at the top left of the desktop.
Click on "Home Folder" in the drop-down menu. This opens a file browser of your system, with such items as "Documents," "Pictures," "Music" and "Videos."
Click on the small computer icon in the menu bar, the last icon to the right. This opens "My Computer" and gives you access to your disc drives and hard disk with all of its files.