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'''Ubuntu Desktop Course 8.04 LTS - It's HERE!!'''
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The long awaited Ubuntu Desktop Course is ready, waiting and all yours for the taking!
'''Ubuntu Desktop Course 8.04 LTS''' is now available as PDFs in several languages, instructor and student versions.
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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. Many thanks to community members who worked hard writing, reviewing, editing, proofreading and translating!
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'''Note''': You can generate localized docbook and HTML from project source.
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Here are a few points to mention about the current course: == Overview ==
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 * 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.  * The course is modular, taking 2 days if all lessons are covered. Topics and lessons can be selected as required.
 * There are 10 lessons. The last, ''Partitioning and Booting'', is optional.
 * There are two versions of the course:
  * Instructor: has instructor notes and answers to exercise questions.
  * Student: excludes instructor notes and answers to exercise questions.
 * The course content is released under Creative Commons: BY-NC-SA. For more information on this, please refer to: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
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 * There are 2 versions of the course: == Download PDFs ==
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    * 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.
[[ Training/PDFs | Here ]] are the currently available PDFs of guide. Student and instructor versions, in various languages. The files are large (around 60MB).
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 * 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. == Project Source and Development ==
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  * [[attachment:DesktopCourseInstructorGuide804-2.pdf]]
  * [[attachment:DesktopCourseStudentGuide-2.pdf]]
 * Community participation in development and translation is greatly appreciated.
 * Activities are discussed on this email list: ubuntu-training-community@lists.ubuntu.com
 * Discussions are occurring to decide whether to develop a new version for the Lucid LTS release, so stay tuned.
 * The source format is a docbook book, translated through po files in Launchpad Translations (https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop-course), with a build structure based on http://launchpad.net/doctemplate.
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'''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.) === Download Source and Build PDFs ===
 1. Install bzr as follows: {{{sudo apt-get install bzr}}}
 1. Obtain the source in a new directory as follows: {{{bzr branch lp:ubuntu-desktop-course}}}
 1. See the README file for instructions on building localized HTML, PDF and docbook and on localization (including images.
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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: http://launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop-course === Note on Translations ===
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 * 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.

 1. The course content is released under Creative Commons: BY-NC-SA. For more information on this, please refer to: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

Other than that, enjoy, and we look forward to receiving your feedback.
There may be translations that were originally done directly in language-specific docbook xml files and that have not been ported to po files (the new translation approach). This conversion is required to produced localized versions, and it needs to be done by native language speakers. If PDFs for your desired language are not available, please email the list: ubuntu-training-community@lists.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Desktop Course 8.04 LTS is now available as PDFs in several languages, instructor and student versions.

Many thanks to community members who worked hard writing, reviewing, editing, proofreading and translating!

Note: You can generate localized docbook and HTML from project source.

Overview

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

  • There are two versions of the course:
    • Instructor: has instructor notes and answers to exercise questions.
    • Student: excludes instructor notes and answers to exercise questions.
  • The course content is released under Creative Commons: BY-NC-SA. For more information on this, please refer to: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

Download PDFs

Here are the currently available PDFs of guide. Student and instructor versions, in various languages. The files are large (around 60MB).

Project Source and Development

Download Source and Build PDFs

  1. Install bzr as follows: sudo apt-get install bzr

  2. Obtain the source in a new directory as follows: bzr branch lp:ubuntu-desktop-course

  3. See the README file for instructions on building localized HTML, PDF and docbook and on localization (including images.

Note on Translations

There may be translations that were originally done directly in language-specific docbook xml files and that have not been ported to po files (the new translation approach). This conversion is required to produced localized versions, and it needs to be done by native language speakers. If PDFs for your desired language are not available, please email the list: ubuntu-training-community@lists.ubuntu.com.

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