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May 27th, 2005, 05:40 AM
In addition to UbuntuGuide...

I'm planning to write these materials.

The materials will be broken into 4 workshops. 1 workshop should last 3 hours.

Below is the draft Table of Contents:-

Workshops Materials

Presentation Slides
Printed Handbook
Ubuntu 5.04 x86 Install-CD
Ubuntu 5.04 x86 Live-CD
Ubuntu 5.04 x86 Add-On-CD (http://ubuntuguide.org/add-on-cd)


CPU: Any P4 class
Memory: Minimum 256 MB
Hard Drive: Minimum 20 GB
CD Drive: Minimum 48x
Monitor: Minimum 15
NIC: 10/100 Network Card
Input Device: Keyboard, Mouse

Will be pre-installed with Ubuntu 5.04 and Add-Ons before Workshop1
No Dual Boot or Windows required
No Internet connections required


Overview to Open Source and Linux:-
1. What is Open Source?
2. What is GPL?
3. What is Linux? Types of Linux
4. What are the types of Desktop in Linux?
5. What is Ubuntu?

Using the Desktop:-
1. Booting Up
2. Using the Keyboard
3. Logging In
4. Desktop Space
5. Using the Mouse
6. Applications Menu
7. Panel:-
Volume Control
Workspace Switcher
8. Logging Out
9. Shutting Down
10. Restarting Computer

Customizing the Desktop:-
1. Background
2. Theme
3. Screensaver
4. Screen Resolution
5. Taking Screenshots

Files and Folders:-
1. Introducing the Linux File System
2. Ownership and Permissions
3. Using the File Manager
Title Bar, Menu and Tool Bars
Minimize and Maximize
Moving Window
Accessing the Files and Folders
File Names and Extensions
Knowing the size of the Files and Folders
Create, Rename, Delete, Move the Files and Folders
Viewing and Modifying the Files and Folders Permissions
Customizing the Behavior
Accessing the CD-Rom and Thumb Drives

Printer Setup and Configuration:-
1. Adding a New Printer
2. Managing Print Jobs
3. Editing and Removing Printers

Modem and Broadband Configuration:-
1. Setting up Modem
2. Setting up Broadband

Configuring Networking:-
1. Introduction to Networking (Fix IP / DHCP)
2. Setting up IP, Gateway, DNS
3. Changing Computer Name
4. Browsing the Network

Users Administration:-
1. Adding Users
2. Setting User Privileges
3. Editing and Removing Users


Overview of Open Source Applications:-

File Type Association:-
1. Common types of File Association
2. Changing default "Open With" Program

Using a Text Editor:-

Using Multimedia Applications:-
1. Volume Controller
2. CD Player
3. Music Player (XMMS)
4. Movie Player (xine)
5. CD-Burning (GnomeBaker)

Using Internet Applications:-
1. Web Browser (Mozilla Firefox)
2. Email Client (Evolution)
3. Instant Messenger (Gaim)

Using Graphics Applications
1. Viewing Images (gThumb)
2. Image Editor (Gimp)

Using Archive Manager:-


OpenOffice.org Word Processor:-

OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet:-

OpenOffice.org Presentation:-


BIOS settings:-
1. CD Bootable

Ubuntu 5.04 x86 Live-CD:-

Ubuntu 5.04 x86 Installation:-
1. File system (ext2, ext3, etc)
2. Partitions
3. Formatting Partitions
4. Installation

Ubuntu 5.04 x86 Add-On-CD Installation:-
1. Install Add-On-CD
2. Install commonly used Add-On Applications (using "ug-insall.sh" provided in the Add-On-CD)

May 27th, 2005, 05:42 AM
Have started working on it... Currently, collecting the datas and screenshots...

Any inputs, suggestions or links would be great...

May 27th, 2005, 06:15 AM
reason why installation is put to the last workshop is because...

1. when students come in, all PCs are ready to go

2. just in case some PCs got screwed up, training can still go on rather than havin to troubleshoot the installation

3. this is also to make sure all hardwares are compatible

May 27th, 2005, 09:03 AM
Will you make this information available for download?
It would be nice since in this way we could promote Ubuntu to a lot of people.

May 27th, 2005, 09:48 AM
Will you make this information available for download?
It would be nice since in this way we could promote Ubuntu to a lot of people.

yes... it should be available :)

May 27th, 2005, 09:08 PM
nice.. your ubuntu guide is one of most usefull things i ve ever seen.. the first thing a say to my friends when they try ubuntu is:

"Put the ubuntu guide in your start page.. and look at it before asking me :grin: "

And i m sure this handbook will be very very usefull :)

June 6th, 2005, 10:11 PM
Hello jiyuu0 -

I stumbed across your post and was just ecstatic. I thought you might find the following of interest:

In the near future, I will be deploying *hundreds* of Ubuntu-loaded PC's to students ages 12-17 who do not have internet-connected PC's at home. We will be refurbishing off-lease PIII systems, imaging them to Ubuntu, and delivering them with documentation and a training session for an extremely low cost (subsized by the community). It is our vision to take this program to communities around us. If we are successful we will have deployed thousands of Ubuntu systems.

The training component is especially crucial to us because these youngsters have limited experience with Windows and zero with anything Linux. Our #1 risk in the program is if these users cannot productively use the systems, or worse yet, that we get crushed under a support load because of that.

Is there a subscription so that I can keep up to date on your project? In what form, with what method, and in what timeframe, will your work be available. If you can just point me to the links, that would be great.

Thank you so much for your extraordinary contribution to this awesome community!

June 16th, 2005, 10:15 PM
yes that's a great idea! It'll help a lot and it will help linux/ubuntu to be more userfriendly. your guide is already awesome and the most important document for newbies and even for advanced people.

thanks for your help and support