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The Education team is here to help new users on using Ubuntu by providing education on how to install and configure Ubuntu, as well as teach commonly used applications. The Education Team exists to help ease the transition of new members to Ubuntu and to assist existing members to find information by providing guides on the current Ubuntu version, the installation of the Ubuntu operating system or Ubuntu derivatives, optional applications, and some basic terminal usage.
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Whenever help is needed, you can always click on any of these links in finding an answer:
 * [http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Gutsy Ubuntu Guide (Gutsy)]
 * [https://help.ubuntu.com/community User Documentation]
 * [http://ubuntuforums.org Ubuntu Forums]
 * IRC: '''#ubuntu-arizona''' at irc.freenode.net
== Ubuntu ==
 * [http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_ubuntu_gutsy_gibbon Installing Gutsy]
 * [http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading Upgrading to Gutsy]
== Ubuntu Bionic Beaver Support Pages ==

 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/index.html | Ubuntu Desktop Guide]]
 * [[http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads | Ubuntu Manual - Download]]
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community | User Documentation]]
 * [[http://ubuntuforums.org | Ubuntu Forums]]

== Arizona Team Support for Bionic Beaver ==

 * Please join our team IRC channel: [[irc://irc.freenode.net:8001/#Ubuntu-US-AZ|Ubuntu-US-AZ]] FreeNode
 * or try webchat [[https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-us-az|IRC Webclient|target="_blank"]]

== Ubuntu Bionic Beaver Installation Guides ==

 * [[http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop | Downloads and Guides]]
 * For older and underpowered machines you may need to use a "light weight" Ubuntu variant (aka flavor).
  * [[http://lubuntu.me/ | lubuntu | target="_blank"]]
  * [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu | Xubuntu | target="_blank"]]
 * More [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors | flavors | target="_blank"]]
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This guide will show you how to install any kind of open source software, even those packages not in the repositories. It will also show you how to enable the extra repositories to have access to all the Ubuntu repositories. There are also a few other things covered in this guide such as changing file permissions, adding shortcuts to your desktop, and navigating the terminal.
 * [http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/ How to install anything in Ubuntu]
== Software ==
This section will give details on application/software packages available with the basic Ubuntu Gutsy install. The type of application that it is is listed under "Category". The location in the menu is listed under "Found In".
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Accessibility: Accessibility] Installing software on Ubuntu Linux is easy. Start by using the Software Center to find a program and install it. See this [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware | help page]] for more details.
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Accessories: Accessories] Note some software may require adding a custom PPA (PPA - Acronym for Personal Package Archives. Allow you to upload Ubuntu source packages to be built and published as an apt repository by Launchpad.) These are not reviewed or audited by Canonical so they may contain malware or break something. Only use PPAs you trust and if in doubt don't use it.
More information about [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu | Repositories | target="_blank"]]
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Education: Education] == Application Guides ==
The following guides to specific applications are gathered because they are thought to be useful for people looking for specific kinds of applications. ''Note:'' They also include information about applications that aren't available from the Ubuntu repositories.
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Games: Games]  * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScienceApplications|Science Applications]] – Software for business, science, medicine, engineering, and other professional disciplines.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games|Games]] – Information on games written for Ubuntu Linux, as well as how to run Windows games in Ubuntu.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicsApplications|Graphics]] – Software for creating and manipulating images.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Photos | Photo]] – Software for viewing and editing photos.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Servers|Servers and Web Applications]] – Software for creating websites, teleconferencing servers, learning management systems, and other web applications.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundVideoDefault|Sound and Video]] – Software for playing, ripping, and burning music and videos.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Multimedia|Multimedia]] – Software for playing and editing sound and video.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SystemTools|System Tools]] – Software for configuring and managing Ubuntu.
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Utilities|Utilities]] - Software to enhance your computer's comfort.
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Graphics: Graphics] == Using the Terminal ==
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Internet: Internet]  * Here is a PDF file of commonly used, [[http://files.fosswire.com/wpu/2007/08/fwunixref.pdf|terminal commands | target="_blank"]], that is put out by http://fosswire.com/. These commands are useful under a number of circumstances, such as File and Process management, SSH, Searching, and etc. The file is under the [[https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/|Creative Commons license | target="_blank"]], meaning that it can be shared and modified, under certain conditions. Please read the license to understand how it applies. This list may be amplified here at a later date.
 * If you are familiar with dos or windows command-line interface (cli) this may help your transition [[http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/unix_for_dos_users.html|Unix/Linux for DOS users | target="_blank"]]
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Office: Office]  * The above is a starting point for new users. To learn more about using the command line terminal, refer to the man pages. You can access the man pages via the terminal by typing "man <command>". For example, if you wanted to know about command options related to ls, or list, you would type in man ls and it would show you all the command options for ls. You can also go here [[https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/|Man-Pages project]] to find all of the man commands.
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Other: Other] == General Linux Instructions ==
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/Programming: Programming]  * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Glossary | Glossary of terms from 3D to Xubuntu]]
 * [[https://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads | Downloadable/printable manual | target="_blank" ]]
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/SoundVideo: Sound & Video] == Certifications ==
 * [[https://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification| Linux Foundation | target="_blank"]]
 * [[https://certification.comptia.org/certifications | CompTIA | target="_blank"]]
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 {*} [:ArizonaTeam/Teams/Education/SystemTools: System Tools] == Other Educational Sources ==
 * [[https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-the-command-line | Learn the Command Line | target="_blank"]] from codecademy - Takes about an hour
 * [[https://www.edx.org/school/linuxfoundationx | Linux Foundation EdX courses | target="_blank"]] The intro to Linux is free
 * [[https://www.eff.org/ | Electronic Frontier Foundation | target="_blank"]] Defending your rights in the digital world
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Do you have any ideas on what you would like to see? Reply to the [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=442792: Education team] thread, and I will post them here. Do you have any ideas on what you would like to see? Reply to the [[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=442792:|Education team]] thread.
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   * [[toddc@azloco.com]]
 * wipmonkey on FreeNode in channel [[irc://irc.freenode.net:8001/#Ubuntu-US-AZ|Ubuntu-US-AZ]] or try webchat [[https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-us-az|IRC Webclient|target="_blank"]]
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["ArizonaTeam"] [[ArizonaTeam]]

Introduction

The Education Team exists to help ease the transition of new members to Ubuntu and to assist existing members to find information by providing guides on the current Ubuntu version, the installation of the Ubuntu operating system or Ubuntu derivatives, optional applications, and some basic terminal usage.

Ubuntu Bionic Beaver Support Pages

Arizona Team Support for Bionic Beaver

Ubuntu Bionic Beaver Installation Guides

Installing software

Installing software on Ubuntu Linux is easy. Start by using the Software Center to find a program and install it. See this help page for more details.

Note some software may require adding a custom PPA (PPA - Acronym for Personal Package Archives. Allow you to upload Ubuntu source packages to be built and published as an apt repository by Launchpad.) These are not reviewed or audited by Canonical so they may contain malware or break something. Only use PPAs you trust and if in doubt don't use it. More information about Repositories

Application Guides

The following guides to specific applications are gathered because they are thought to be useful for people looking for specific kinds of applications. Note: They also include information about applications that aren't available from the Ubuntu repositories.

  • Science Applications – Software for business, science, medicine, engineering, and other professional disciplines.

  • Games – Information on games written for Ubuntu Linux, as well as how to run Windows games in Ubuntu.

  • Graphics – Software for creating and manipulating images.

  • Photo – Software for viewing and editing photos.

  • Servers and Web Applications – Software for creating websites, teleconferencing servers, learning management systems, and other web applications.

  • Sound and Video – Software for playing, ripping, and burning music and videos.

  • Multimedia – Software for playing and editing sound and video.

  • System Tools – Software for configuring and managing Ubuntu.

  • Utilities - Software to enhance your computer's comfort.

Using the Terminal

  • Here is a PDF file of commonly used, terminal commands, that is put out by http://fosswire.com/. These commands are useful under a number of circumstances, such as File and Process management, SSH, Searching, and etc. The file is under the Creative Commons license, meaning that it can be shared and modified, under certain conditions. Please read the license to understand how it applies. This list may be amplified here at a later date.

  • If you are familiar with dos or windows command-line interface (cli) this may help your transition Unix/Linux for DOS users

  • The above is a starting point for new users. To learn more about using the command line terminal, refer to the man pages. You can access the man pages via the terminal by typing "man <command>". For example, if you wanted to know about command options related to ls, or list, you would type in man ls and it would show you all the command options for ls. You can also go here Man-Pages project to find all of the man commands.

General Linux Instructions

Certifications

Other Educational Sources

Project Ideas

Do you have any ideas on what you would like to see? Reply to the Education team thread.

Contact

Members



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