[ubuntu-uk] Mums, Was: Ubuntu UK Science Museum Visit - WiFi Available!

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Mar 25 13:08:19 GMT 2010


On 25 March 2010 12:37, Thomas Ibbotson <thomas.ibbotson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are these personalised screencasts or are they freely available?

I'm not sure whether to make them public or not to be honest. I've
made some decisions about her desktop which people might disagree
with. For example I've installed Picasa as the photo manager rather
than F-Spot, and Thunderbird as the mail client and Chromium instead
of Firefox as the default browser.

If I do make them public they'll likely not be on
screencasts.ubuntu.com but on some other site, maybe my blog, I don't
know yet.

> They might be
> interested in watching screencasts to tell them how to do simple
> things. In particular they would like to use their digital camera with
> Ubuntu. Currently this is the only thing they reboot into windows for.

I removed the whole digital camera issue by telling Mum to just put
the memory card in the slot, and Picasa just automatically imports the
photos for her. No faff.

> How do you automatically deliver the screencasts?

I installed dropbox and signed her up for it. I then made a folder
which is shared between me and her. So any screencasts I put in the
folder will magically appear on her machine next time she goes online.


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