Beginning GNU/Linux with Ubuntu [ID:073]

a series of video-tutorials by Lucas Holland and mro

In this series of ShowMeDos you'll learn how to use Ubuntu Linux 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Along the way, we'll also teach you some background information on Linux and the Free Software movement in general.

Video Tutorials

1. Common Part

In the common part, we discuss some of the basic stuff that you have to know when watching future episodes.

2. Theoretical Episode - UNIX and GNU

This episode is about the operating system UNIX, the operating system GNU and the project GNU. Or: The Beginning of the Free Software Movement.

3. Practical Episode - User Interface Basics

In this episode, you'll learn the basics of working with Ubuntu's (GNOME) user interface.

4. Practical Episode - Installation using the LiveCD

This video shows you, how to use the LiveCD and gives you installation instructions for an single boot system. If you want to make a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu you probably find this screencast useful: http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/Installing_Ubuntu_with_Windows_Dual-Boot

5. Pracitcal Episode - Package Management

In this episode, I discuss some of the basics of installing/removing software using Ubunut's GUI tools. For a more detailed discussion of package management, check out the corresponding theoretical episode.

6. Theoratical Episode - Linux and GNU

This episode covers the basic principles of the Linux kernels and how it became a important part of the GNU operating systems.

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Lucas

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