Revision 47 as of 2008-11-11 02:48:05

Clear message


Getting Involved

Knowledge Base



TBD (details)

Ubuntu Desktop Course - It's HERE!! but needs to be updated.

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. The first release was a smashing success which we hope to continue with each new Ubuntu release. We are working on revising our processes to help streamline the update cycle, make it simpler for community members to participate, and need your help in brainstorming new ways and tools that might help us out. I will update with more info as soon as possible.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. pdf versions of the student guide and instructor guide are attached here: Student Guide and Instructor Guide. As the downloads are rather huge, smaller versions for TESTING are available here Student Guide (small) and Instructor Guide (small). 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 branch is:

  4. It has been written in Docbook using xml stylesheets and the bzr revision control, accessed through Launchpad.
  5. In order to create a:
    • Student guide: make booksg
    • Instructor guide: make book
    • Q&A for the student guide: make questions

  6. 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.
  7. 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.

TODO: Could someone upload the last student-7.10.pdf and student-small-7.10.pdf documents again? They are currently broken.

Latest News

  • Next meeting for Ubuntu Training Team: Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 20.00 UTC, #ubuntu-training