[Ubuntu-US-PA] Fwd: [Ubuntu-manual] Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 released

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 29 02:10:27 BST 2010

Hi folks,

If you haven't seen the free book that was just released at
http://ubuntu-manual.org/ I thought this was worthy of sharing for a
few reasons:

1. It's a really cool project with an amazing result - less than 6
months of collaborative work resulted in a great a
community-maintained book

2. A number of folks on this team work to spread Ubuntu to
non-techies, and this is a great resource for helping them learn the
basics without sending them to a wiki page or forum

3. Ubuntu Pennsylvania's very own Bryan Behrenshausen is one of the
editors! Congrats Bryan!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Benjamin Humphrey <humphreybc at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 5:13 PM
Subject: [Ubuntu-manual] Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 released

Full article here:
The Ubuntu Manual Team are proud to announce the release of Getting
Started with Ubuntu 10.04, a comprehensive beginner's guide designed
for the Ubuntu operating system. It is written under an open source
license and is free for you to download, read, modify, and share. This
manual will help you become familiar with everyday tasks such as
surfing the web, listening to music, and scanning documents. With an
emphasis on easy-to-follow instructions, it is suitable for all levels
of experience.
Easy to understand - our manual has step by step instructions and is jargon-free
A picture is worth a thousand words - lots of screenshots to show you
how to do tasks
All in one place - conveniently located in one file, so you don’t have
to look all over the web for help
Progressive learning curve - start with the basics, and learn as you
work through each chapter
Dozens of languages - translated into more than 50 languages,
including localized screenshots
CC-BY-SA licensing - download, modify, reproduce and share as much as you like
No cost - our documents are all written by Ubuntu community members
and there is no charge to use them
Printer friendly - we have a version optimized for printing to save the trees
Troubleshooting section - to help you solve common Ubuntu problems quickly

You can download the manual for free as a PDF, or buy a printed copy
through Lulu. All of the relevant information is on our website,
Don't forget to check out our plans for Maverick:
Benjamin Humphrey

Ubuntu Manual Team Lead
Dunedin, New Zealand


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Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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