User education on first boot post install

Gareth McCumskey garethm at
Mon Jul 12 06:49:50 UTC 2010

On Monday 12 July 2010 08:26:48 Dane Mutters wrote:
> 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

I would assume that the lack of responses indicates there isn't an existing 
group working on this?

If such I would like to go ahead and start looking at getting one going myself 


Gareth McCumskey

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