User education on first boot post install

Dane Mutters dmutters at
Mon Jul 12 06:26:48 UTC 2010

This seems to be a really good idea.  I'm not a programmer, but if
somebody implements it, it'll make a lot of users happy.

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 12:21 +0200, Gareth McCumskey wrote:
> Hi there guys,
> This is my first mail to this list so forgive me if this has already been asked 
> or discussed.
> I was wondering if there was anything in the works that would provide a first 
> time user of Ubuntu some kind of guided tour style and/or information 
> resource, that can be cancelled of course if not needed, but would provide 
> someone with no experience of Ubuntu some basic information on the key 
> differences of Ubuntu vs other OS's (specifically Windows). Differences such as 
> not needing to go to websites to download and install software but rather use 
> a repository, what currently installed applications can do specific jobs, how 
> the menu system works, etc.
> This thought came about from reading a live blog entry on ZDnet about someone 
> trying to get into Ubuntu for the first time, and it struck me that 90% of the 
> problems he experienced was caused simply by a lack of education that could 
> have been given to him in his first 10 - 15 minutes after booting into Ubuntu.
> If there is an existing group looking at getting this done, please feel free 
> to point me to it, otherwise I'd be interested to know what the best way might 
> be for me to look at getting something like this started.
> Regards
> Gareth McCumskey

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