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* What is Free Software  
 
* What is Free Software  
     The 4 laws and why they are useful
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     The [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html 4 essential freedoms] and why they are useful
 
     What is source code
 
     What is source code
 
     Open Source software not only on Linux
 
     Open Source software not only on Linux

Latest revision as of 18:15, 9 January 2013

Contents

[edit] 2 hours beginners tutorial

Date: 20th of February Where: Centre Culturel Moutfort (klenge Sall)


  • Introduction (10min)
  • Basic system File system (10min)
  • Applications (rest of time)

Based on Kubuntu with KDE (depending on presenter)


[edit] Introduction

  • What is Free Software
    The 4 essential freedoms and why they are useful
    What is source code
    Open Source software not only on Linux
  • What is Linux
    kernel running on many different architectures
  • What is a Distribution
   "Green distribution" - http://www.planetwatt.com 
   Prepared for multimedia - http://http://www.linuxmint.com
   Running on old PC's http://distrowatch.com/search.php?ostype=All&category=Old+Computers&origin=All&basedon=All&notbasedon=None&desktop=All&architecture=All&status=Active 
   Light low on resources: http://lubuntu.net/

[edit] Basic system

  • Disks/partitions/file-system - for end-users important for

installation and later mounting Different to C: ....

  • Devices (no drivers to install)

[edit] Applications

  • Installing/searching applications and updating system
  • NetworkManager -> Configuring the network
  • Firefox -> how to install and then add the flash player
  • Thunderbird -> configure a mail address / configure a calendar (maybe with Goggle calendar)?
  • Amarok/Banshee -> how to get music on i-XY (I don't know how myself ...)
  • Digikam -> connect a camera
  • Mplayer/w32codecs/CSS -> how to install to be able to look at DVDs
  • AMule peer2peer ?
  • LibreOffice
  • Gimp


What other items do we do to have a fully functional system ?

[edit] Hardware

  • How many PC/Laptop do we need ?
  • Who provides them ?
  • Installation of Kubuntu
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