Fundamental of Linux via Ubuntu

Tentative Outline of the course

Tentative outline for your reference:
Introducing Ubuntu
* Background of Linux
* History of Linux
* OpenSource, Free Software Movement and Linux
* About Ubuntu
* About the Ubuntu community
* Key differences between using Ubuntu and Microsoft Windows

Installation of Ubuntu using VMWare
* Setting up the environment
* Step-by-step installation
* Desktop quick-tour
* Update
* Installation of apps

Using the Internet
* Connecting to the Internet – wireless / cable / dial up
* Web browsing
* Email & Junk filtering
* Instant Messaging
* RSS Readers

Using OpenOffice alternative to Microsoft Office
* OpenOffice.org – Word Processor @ Writer
* OpenOffice.org – Spreadheet @ Calc
* OpenOffice.org – Presentation @ Impress
* Scribus Desktop Publishing Application

Customising the Desktop and applications
* Desktop, preferences and navigating the File system
* What is a package manager
* Add/Remove Applications
* Synaptic Package Manager
* Installing a Single Package File
* Software Repositories and updates

Making the Most of Images and Photos
* Eye of Gnome – Image Viewer
* The GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program
* Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor
* F-spot

Playing Music and Videos
* Playing and Organising Music Files
* Playing and Extracting Audio CDs
* Burning CDs
* Video Playback

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