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Getting Involved

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Ubuntu Desktop Course 8.04 LTS - It's HERE!!

The long awaited Ubuntu Desktop Course is ready, waiting and all yours for the taking!

Thanks to all the community members who slogged over writing, reviewing, editing, proofreading and fixing the layout. This version is based on the 8.04 LTS version.

Here are a few points to mention about the current course:

  • There are 10 lessons in total. The last lesson, Partitioning and Booting, is optional. The course is modular, taking 2 days if all lessons are covered. However, topics and lessons can be selected as required.

  • There are 2 versions of the course:
    • An Instructor Guide, which has instructor notes and answers to the exercise questions together.
    • A student guide, which does not have instructor notes; answers to the exercises are provided separately.
  • Here are PDF versions of the student guide and instructor guide. The files are very large and you will need a strong internet connection to download in a timely manner.

Note: We now have versions of these pdfs in Russian and Romanian, however, the files are large so we are investigating a better way to post them. (You can generate them yourself from the bzr source.)

In order to retrieve the actual code and contribute or modify the content, you will need to have a Launchpad account and bzr set up on your computer. The Launchpad proeject is:

  • It is docbook book.
  • In order to create a:
    • Student guide pdf: ./make_pdf student

    • Instructor guide pdf: ./make_pdf instructor

Note: For complete build instructions (such as building localized docbook that can be displayed directly in yelp and building html), check the README file in the project root directory.

  1. There will also be a book version of the courseware which you will be able to buy online. This will be formatted slightly differently to reduce the page numbers and make the content overall ready for print production, but the content and copyright will remain the same.
  2. The course content is released under Creative Commons: BY-NC-SA. For more information on this, please refer to:

Other than that, enjoy, and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

Latest News

  • Next meeting for Ubuntu Training Team: TBD, #ubuntu-training

Training (last edited 2013-05-16 17:17:58 by psusi)