[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu beginners course in North Tyneside

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Sat May 5 18:37:25 UTC 2012


The *buntu world is not solely Unity -  have a look around.

Regards,

Phill.

On 6 May 2012 00:02, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:

> Gareth:
>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
> So because we find something difficult we should shy away from learning
> it, even though that's the way things are going to be from now on? Teaching
> people to use Ubuntu with Gnome 2 is rather akin to telling people you'll
> teach them to use a PC by using a typewriter. Unity is here and it's
> staying, so anyone learning to use Gnome 2 will either end up using Mint,
> or have to learn everything over again for Unity.
>
> Saying that takes me back to my school days, when Windows 3.1 and
> Microsoft office were standard I was being taught how to use the BBC Micro
> and Acorns. What a waste of time that was!
>
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