Purpose: create an Ubuntu Handout to describe to parents and youth the use of Ubuntu at Mission Beacon.

Scope: one page black and white handout to post and give out free copies at the parent computer (left of the front desk); also post near the computers with an electronic (linked) version eventually posted at http://www.missionbeacon.org/computers. This may become longer or provide more information (via the web page only) to cover everything in language that is helpful and not overwhelming to both parents and youth.

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What is Ubuntu?

  • Description from ubuntu.com Sponsored and lead by Canonical Ltd.. Community developed Linux distribution project. Description from wikipedia

  • Name comes from a Southern African philosophy (includes a video of Nelson Mandela).

  • Why use it? Tours of desktop, netbook and server versions.

    • beliefs driving development and "Light" brand values

    • secure (no viruses)
    • translations including Spanish.

    • linux operating system - what is an OS?
    • open source software, copyright, licensing, EULA
    • ties to social justice, data safety

What software are youth using?

  • Firefox web browser
  • open office suite
  • hundreds more features

Home Use, Learning More


  • what you might have heard
  • how are these computers set up?
  • We use Long Term Support (LTS) releases

release chart

Grantbow/UbuntuHandout (last edited 2011-04-07 00:08:59 by bethlynneicher)