User education on first boot post install

Penelope Stowe pstowe at
Thu Nov 6 08:50:40 UTC 2014

> On Jul 12, 2010, at 2:49, Gareth McCumskey <garethm at> wrote:
>> 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 
> then.
> Regards
> Gareth McCumskey

It might be worth checking with the Ubuntu Doc Team. I'm fairly sure they aren't currently working on anything similar right now, but some members might be interest. They may also know if there are any existing docs which could help form a basis.

~ Penelope

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