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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)


  • 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" - 
   Prepared for multimedia - http://
   Running on old PC's 
   Light low on resources:

Basic system

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

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

  • Devices (no drivers to install)


  • 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 ?


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