About the Course and Objectives

Ubuntu is a community developed Linux-based operating system freely available and suitable for laptops, desktops and servers. This course is based on Ubuntu 7.10 and aims to train new users of Ubuntu how to use key applications including mainstream office applications, Internet connectivity and browsing, graphics arts tools, multi-media and music. After completing this course, you will:

• Understand the concepts of open source and how they tie in with Ubuntu

• See the benefits and differences in using Ubuntu as an Operating system

• Customise the look and feel of the Ubuntu desktop

• Navigate through the file system and search for files

• Connect to and use the Internet

• Perform basic word-processing and spreadsheet functions using OpenOffice.org

• Install and play games

• Add, remove and update applications using different package managers

• View, draw, manipulate and scan images

• Play, edit and organize music and video files

• Seek help on Ubuntu from free and commercial sources

• Create partitions and dual-boot options

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