new to Ubuntu

Dennis Reeder dreeder2 at
Sat Oct 16 23:26:08 UTC 2010

I installed 10.10 a couple of days ago on my netbook.  Really like it.  Having been using Mac's since forever.  But Ubuntu may convert me.  Having some very simple issues.

For example, I am trying to transfer MP3 files from a thumb drive into Ubuntu for the Rhythm Box Music Player.  I assumed that the mp3 files would go into file.  But I can't seem to get them there.  Drag and drop?  Nope.  Import? No...or I am not doing it correctly.  Sure its gotta be something so incredibly simple that I am missing it.

I have installed Docky....well yeah I am a Snow Leopard user....and it feels quite familiar.  Now would it be possible to eliminate the column/tower of apps on the left hand side of the desktop?  Would prefer to have the icons for my apps in the dock across the bottom where they can disappear when not being accessed.  Am working with a 10 inch screen so every bit of real estate is valuable.

I have been lurking in the background for awhile trying to soak up information.  It's beginning to make more sense now than it did a week ago.


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