[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu beginners course in North Tyneside

kpb kpb at sohcahtoa.org.uk
Sat May 5 18:20:39 UTC 2012

On 05/05/12 19:00, Gareth France wrote:
>     I actually installed 10.10 (staying clear of Unity just for the
>     moment until all the controversy dies down a little) onto the 4GB
>     sticks using the Windows 'Universal USB installer'. Works like a
>     dream! Students plug in the stick, switch on the PC... and hey
>     presto! Later when we upgrade to a more recent LTS version we can
>     just reformat the sticks.
> It's a shame you feel pushed into ditching Ubuntu's biggest unique 
> selling point. What Canonical have done with unity is amazing and I'm 
> certain they're on the right path in the long run. It's just 
> frustrating that people seem to have so much trouble ditching 20+ 
> years of UI baggage.
Hello Bea

Really well done.

Your experience has confirmed my resolve to run a couple of workshops at 
the FE College where I teach. I'll probably go for freebie/3 GLH type 
taster courses to begin with to test the water. FE Colleges get less 
'developmental' funding than adult education centres. I'll offer it as 
staff development in June/July to begin with to see what activities work 

If the LibreOffice files for any of the resources below would help, just 
let me know and I'll pop the dropbox links here. I guess you have lots 
already for a 10 week course.


Unity 12.04 poster for those who use 10.04


Unity 11.10 guide aimed at Windows people


A Live CD guide.


My teenagers and 19-24 students can sort Unity in a minute or two when I 
lend them my little 1024/600px netbook in lessons. The adults struggle a 
bit to be honest. Would need an overview/explanation, but a 10 week 
course would be great.
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