Getting Started Guide - Looking for Feedback/QA

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at
Tue Feb 17 00:12:01 UTC 2009

How does this guide differ from the switching to linux guide we already have?  What is different between this new guide and the next?    Will the final release be on a site such as  If not why not?

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From: Avi Hein <avihein at>
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 4:31 PM
To: ubuntu-doc at
Subject: Getting Started Guide - Looking for Feedback/QA

I've written a (DRAFT) getting started user manual to Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. It's intended to be a user guide for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS users who are new to Linux and Ubuntu, fulfilling the goal of Ubuntu as a desktop OS. As such, I've completely avoided the terminal and only provided GUI instructions for user tasks.

This is in DRAFT form (hence the restricted license, I will release the final version with an open license) and I am looking for your feedback, suggestions, and corrections (particularly technical, but also style) and QA on this document. I'm an entry-level technical writer, so this should be at least as "good" as a commercial user guide (documentation being one of the biggest weakness in much open source software).

It's available for 30 days via MediaFire at but the earlier your corrections, suggestions, and QA the better (I plan on having it in final format by next Monday). Please let me know (at avihein at your thoughts, suggestions, etc.

Thank you,

Avi Hein
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