Ubuntu releases ten lessons for the desktop

By   |  January 14, 2008

In the latest Ubuntu weekly newsletter the Ubuntu folks announced the release of the Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course. The modular course should take two days to complete all 10 of the lessons offered, but it is possible to cover topics and lessons independently of each other, learning whatever is of interest.

Coming in two versions, both downloadable as PDFs, there is a student guide and an instructor guide. The instructor guide comes with instructor notes and answers to the exercise questions together while the student guide has no instructor notes and the answers are provided separately.

The ten sections of the course include: introducing Ubuntu; exploring the Ubuntu desktop; using the Internet; using OpenOffice applications; Ubuntu and games; customising the desktop and applications; making the most of images and photos; playing music and videos; ubuntu help and support; and partitioning and booting.

Announcing the release of the course, Billy Cina, Canonical training programmes manager, wrote “This is just the beginning of the project which we hope will live and evolve with each new Ubuntu release. Yours to develop, enhance and branch off to your heart’s content!”

The course falls under a Creative Commons licence and people are welcome to modify and create additional content. For more details go to the announcement here.

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8 Responses to “Ubuntu releases ten lessons for the desktop”

  1. crashsystems
    January 15th, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

    This looks quite promising, and I can already foresee my company implementing this content in our upcoming migration to Ubuntu Linux. Both files are 72MB though, so does anyone know if there is a torrent for this?

  2. Spuds
    January 16th, 2008 @ 9:37 am

    Linux going from strength to strength

  3. Akshay Sulakhe
    January 16th, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

    Linux rocks!!! 3 Cheers for the open source movement.A message 2 all Windows users ” Don’t do what they want us 2 do,but show them what we can do” Every dog has its day.Remember.

  4. Dontcrashsystems
    January 16th, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    crashsystems – 72MB is too big for your company to download directly??? You need a torrent for everything over 2MB or something? 72MB is NOT a large file.

  5. Balle Klorin
    January 16th, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    I’ve read some pages now and I can’t help wonder why Microsoft Windows is mentioned three times on every page!

  6. Rene Purcell
    January 16th, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

    Good news! Novell already had good course on SuSE but nothing really big for the end user.. Big up!

    Does anyone know if this was written by Canonical or by Ubuntu community ??

  7. Yerba Mate
    February 14th, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

    Pg 2 states: Written by and attributed to Canonical Ltd. and the Ubuntu Training community. 2007

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