[Ubuntu PA] Looking for training resources & suggestions
art.alexion at verizon.net
Tue Dec 11 20:10:07 GMT 2007
On Monday 10 December 2007 14:56:27 Jim Fisher wrote:
> If you give us some numbers, like how many are
> involved, and when you anticipate the 'classes' to
> start we may be better able to assist.
At this point, I don't have the details. I have submitted a proposal to
our "miniversity". In the next couple of months, a list of courses will be
chosen and published. Basically attendees can sign up until the class is
full. The lab/classroom hold 8 students at a time. Multiple classes based
> Keep in mind, in April the next Long Term Support
> version is released. In the work environment, this
> may be a more suitable version to utilize. At that
> time, you may want to also consider some ltsp via
> edubuntu. (Even though edubuntu is geared towards
> children, the ltsp framework can be used in an adult
That may be the better distro to implement, but I think the training can take
place on gutsy. IIRC, Dapper was a standard upgrade from Hoary. Is the new
LTS also going to be a standard upgrade from Gutsy?
> The gutsy live cd's are available, if you give us an
> idea of how many, to start the process. Some stickers
> and case badges may be available also.
I don't want to put anyone to the trouble of making dupes, but if there are
professionally labeled ones that "look official", that would be nice, that is,
it would be a way to make the uninformed less skeptical.
> We generally show an install. So they have the
> opportunity to see it before they would attempt it
> themselves. Alternate install cd's work better for
> After that, we usually let them explore the desktop
> freely to get a feel for it. It is very intuitive.
> Show synaptic, and all the packages that are
> Show them how to customize Login screen, themes, etc.
> Allow them independently to pick a common task in
> their other os and assist them, if necessary, in
> performing the same task in Ubuntu.
> Of course, on their home systems, they should boot
> live to see how well the os natively reacts to their
> particular situation.
> For more info on our 'class' style situations see:
> Have a blast.
This stuff is very helpful.
Currently our computer lab consists of one server and 8 nComputing terminals.
I'd like to try the LTSP route if it works on this setup.
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