[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu beginners course in North Tyneside

Alan Pope alan.pope at canonical.com
Sat May 5 17:22:58 UTC 2012


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Hi Bea,

This is excellent!

On 05/05/12 10:14, Bea Groves wrote:
> We're also having to run the course in rather 'experimental' 
> circumstances. The powers-that-be wouldn't let me install Ubuntu
> to their PC HDDs, so we're having to run Ubuntu from bootable
> memory sticks. Works pretty much OK though, and the students can
> (of course) have the same experience at home if they wish.
> 

I'd imagine that would be okay if the machines have sufficient RAM and
have been tested before hand. Might be worth installing onto USB keys
rather than just using the usb startup disk creator, so they can carry
on using it later. (not sure if that's what you meant or not)

> This is very much a beginners (level 1) course, taught by someone
> (me) who was trained ' the MS way', but has converted to the FOSS
> agenda over the years. Practical experience is the thing that makes
> people convinced about software though, so I think having 10 weekly
> sessions with Ubuntu should produce a positive outcome!

Let us know if you need some help!

Cheers,
- -- 
Alan Pope
Engineering Manager

Canonical - Product Strategy
+44 (0) 7973 620 164
alan.pope at canonical.com
http://ubuntu.com/
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