Outline for Ubuntu Book
funkytwig at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 12:21:32 UTC 2004
I was just going to suggest this is added myself. It needs a
Connecting to the Internet section. If people are using a
router/ASL/network modem etc. with an RJ45 output this is very simple
(they may need to set up fixed IP but normally they will be using
DHCP). Setting up a Hard modem (either pcmci/PIC or external) is also
fairly easy and should also be included. The real question is are we
going to include WinModems or just say so by a proper modem - it wont
cost mutch and will make your life easier. Free software is not free
as in beer, and a few bucks for a modem may be a price worth paying.
Also 'what is free/open source software and is it really free' should
be included in a skipable intro. I am actually writing such a thing
myself so if you put it in someware I could at least provide a decent
and I would say windows dual boot notes are VERY important.
On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 11:28:38 -0600, John Hornbeck
<hornbeck at freeshell.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-11-20 at 17:25 +0000, John Levin wrote:
> > On 20 Nov 2004, at 16:58, John Hornbeck wrote:
> > > Here is the current outline for the Ubuntu Book. Please post back with
> > > suggestions for sections. I would hope that as suggestions are made we
> > > can start giving out those sections to doc writers so that we can start
> > > working on this. Please give input.
> > >
> > <snip>
> > > 3. Common Tasks
> > > * Listen to Music
> > > * Create an Audio CD
> > > * Check Email
> > > * Instant Messaging
> > > * Burn a Data CD
> > > * Write a Letter
> > Browsing the internet (firefox).
> > That should be the first common task - if only because should the user
> > need any help beyond the book, that'll be where they get it.
> > Also, a section on setting up internet access (dial up and adsl modems)
> > - perhaps this would come under System Configuration/Networking, but
> > I'd suggest putting it under peripherals.
> The only bad part about this, is so much could go wrong with setting up
> dialup and dsl. We have just not figured out how to approch it yet. It
> is something that will definatly be there though.
> John Hornbeck
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