Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Ubuntu releases ten lessons for the desktop

Ubuntu team 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 are downloadable as PDFs,
1) student guide
2) 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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