The Ubuntu Installation Handbook: a working group of Ubuntu Toronto

crazydoode crazydoode at
Sat Jan 13 01:41:43 UTC 2007

Hi Kim,

I feel that Kim has a vision that is achievable and will prove to be a huge 
benefit to the new Ubuntu user and to the new linux user in general and I 
would feel honoured to be part of it.

I would like to suggest that a great starting point could be to define the 
development software environment and image specifications as there are many 
tools and standards out there, I think it would be a shame to have to reject 
somebody's hard work because a common design criteria was not stated early 
enough in the process and their great work was "too grainy" or "wrong scale".

I think that some of the tools which we could use could include Abiword, Open 
Office and Scribus. Images could be png,  xcf, gif. and of course a standard 
font would have to be selected. I sense a committee coming on.. lol


On Thursday 11 January 2007 21:50, Kim King wrote:
> During the  10 January 2007 meeting I agreed to take the lead on
> creating a handbook to be included with new Ubuntu Cds as part of an
> installation kit. The language will be understandable to anyone who has
> some previous computer user experience but not necessarily Linux
> experience. The ideal format would be the liner notes from a music CD.  (12
> cm. by 12 cm.) If we go with a liner note  booklet format the  size is
> limited to 4, 8, 12, 16 , 20 or 24 pages.  Anything larger than 24 pages is
> hard to get into the CD case .
> I think  this should be our target.  A 24 page CD  liner notes for
> installing and setting up  Ubuntu.  The size restrictions will prove a
> challenge but it is nothing that cannot be overcome.
> If anyone has something that is ready to use, I would welcome their help
> and direction.  Once this project is completed it will be made freely
> available to anyone who wants to use the document to print up their own
> booklets with new Cds.
> I am going to leave participation open to anyone, anywhere  who wants to
> lend a hand in compiling and editing the information.  If you are
> interested contact me at < at>
> Thanks
> Kim King

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