[ubuntu-uk] New screencast on installing updates

Martin Fitzpatrick martin.fitzpatrick at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 00:01:51 GMT 2006

On 08/11/06, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 11:30:54PM +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> > I am also currently uploading the video to Google, as I believe this can help raise the
> It's live already:-
> http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=453662309640788290&hl=en-GB

I just realised I've never actually seen a screencast demo before.

It's nicely done & comes over very professionally / easy to follow.
One problem I have though is that the video quality makes it sometimes
impossible to read what's actually on the screen - especially large
lines of text strangely. Is this a Google streaming issue / down to my
connection or is the file uploaded to Google of similar quality?

That aside it's still easy to follow visually what is happening / what
to do - which I guess is the aim here.  The commentary clears
everything up.  Out of interest has anyone ever done an audio-only
guide for these sorts of things?  Wonder if that would work as podcast
/ net radio "lesson broadcast"?  Keep it up.  I must give one of these
a go once I can get over hearing my own voice recorded.

On a related point - has anyone ever put together an equivalent of the
"Little book of..." things for a Linux distribution.  It occurred to
me that a little handbook covering installation and the first few
steps might make a helpful hand-out along with CDs.  Just got me

Lastly after migrating to KDE and wanting my double-panels back, I've
completed a guide to making the Kubuntu/KDE desktop look
identical(ish) to Ubuntu/Gnome.  It's available here:


It starts out making the double panel setup and then continues to add
Ubuntu icons and wallpapers for completeness. Feedback & suggestions
welcome and I'll credit where it's due (with a cheeky link to
ubuntu-uk in the bargain).


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