The Ubuntu Installation Handbook: a working group of Ubuntu Toronto

Dave Sullivan dave at
Sat Jan 13 01:50:48 UTC 2007

The Ubuntu Marketing team uses a tool which allows collaborating
editing on a document, which they use for the Ubuntu Weekly
Newsletter. I'm not sure what its called off the top of my head, but I
can definitely find out for you.

On 1/12/07, crazydoode <crazydoode at> wrote:
> Hi Kim,
> I feel thatt 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
> Patrick
> 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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