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JoseeAntonioRhey, guys! we're starting in a little while14:21
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ClassBotLogs for this session will be available at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2013/02/09/%23ubuntu-classroom.html following the conclusion of the session.14:31
JoseeAntonioRhello guys, and welcome to the Ubuntu User Days!14:31
JoseeAntonioRthe User Days Team has been working hard these past few weeks in order to bring you these sessions14:31
JoseeAntonioRwe have members from many teams in the Ubuntu Community here today, who have graciously volunteered to share their knowledge with all of us (thanks!)14:32
JoseeAntonioRbefore we begin, we would like to get a quick feel for who is here. so, if you're here, please say your name and where you are from (as much as you're comfortable with it :) )14:32
JoseeAntonioRI'm José Antonio, but you can just call me Jose, and I'm from Lima, Peru14:33
JoseeAntonioRso, anyone else around here by this time? :)14:35
oriI'm Ori form Albania :)14:35
dedunuDedunu from Sri Lanka14:36
JoseeAntonioRlooks good, welcome everyone!14:36
JoseeAntonioRI'd like to start saying there's a Dia del Usuario Ubuntu en Español today, over #ubuntu-charlas and #ubuntu-charlas-chat https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DiaDelUsuarioUbuntu14:37
JoseeAntonioRit should be starting in around 2 hours, and run alongside this one14:37
JoseeAntonioRit has different topics, but you can attend both of them :)14:38
JoseeAntonioRok, but let's get back to this one14:38
JoseeAntonioRa few of you are probably wondering what User Days are all about14:38
JoseeAntonioRUser Days were created to be sets of classes during a two-day period, to teach the beginning or internediate Ubuntu user the basics in order to get them started using Ubuntu. this includes:14:39
JoseeAntonioRan introduction to Ubuntu, explanations about Unity and the Dash, how to explore files and directories, and other commandline basics, some equivalent programs, etc.14:39
JoseeAntonioRfor your full schedule you can visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays14:39
JoseeAntonioRUser Days were born out of a discussion at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in November 2009, regarding the Ubuntu OpenWeek not being targeted enough at users, so here we are ;)14:40
JoseeAntonioRnow, for a quick rundown of how today will work14:40
JoseeAntonioReach hour, an instructor will be giving a class in this channel, #ubuntu-classroom14:41
JoseeAntonioRduring the classes, #ubuntu-classroom will be moderated (+m)14:41
JoseeAntonioRthis means that only the instructor and hosts will be able to talk in the channel14:41
JoseeAntonioR(it's not moderated right now, since we wanted to give you a chance t say hello :) )14:41
JoseeAntonioRany discussion about the class should take place in #ubuntu-classroom-chat14:41
JoseeAntonioRso please join there too if you haven't already14:42
JoseeAntonioRif you have a question during the class, please ask in #ubuntu-classroom-chat14:42
JoseeAntonioRbe sure to prefix it with 'QUESTION:' to ensure that it gets noticed, for example:14:42
JoseeAntonioRQUESTION: What are the Ubuntu User Days?14:42
JoseeAntonioRanyone want to give it a try? :)14:42
IdleOnesets of classes during a two-day period, to teach the beginning or internediate Ubuntu user the basics in order to get them started using Ubuntu.14:43
JoseeAntonioRok, now after each session, our group of volunteers will post the IRC logs to the wiki as soon as possible14:46
JoseeAntonioRso if you miss a session, or just want to review what you learned, be sure to check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays for links to logs that our volunteers will put up as soon as they're able14:46
JoseeAntonioRif you can't wait, logs will also be automatically posted on http://irclogs.ubuntu.com near the end of each hour (ClassBot also shares the link at the beginning of each session)14:46
JoseeAntonioRplease be sure to remind all of your friends all family who might be interested in using Ubuntu that this event is taking place today. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays/JoiningIn has some information about how they can participate14:47
JoseeAntonioRfinally, before we move on to answering any more questions about Ubuntu User Days that you might have, I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who has helped make this day possible :)14:48
JoseeAntonioRthanks to pleia2 for basically organizing all of this!14:48
JoseeAntonioRand of course, to all the instructors who volunteered their time over the weekend to share knowledge with us14:48
JoseeAntonioRorganizing is a big chore, and it simply wouldn't be possible without all their help14:49
JoseeAntonioRnow, dows anyone have any general questions about the day? :)14:49
ClassBotThere are 10 minutes remaining in the current session.14:50
ClassBotori_ asked: you said that each lesson will last 60 min .. than why are the lessons int the timetable every 30 min ?14:51
JoseeAntonioRthe only session that lasts 30 minutes is this introduction :)14:51
ClassBotori_ asked: aha ok, and is there any pause between the lessons, or will they beginn straight up, one after an other ?14:54
JoseeAntonioRit's just one after the other, but as it's IRC you can go and grab a coffee, and keep reading :)14:54
ClassBotThere are 5 minutes remaining in the current session.14:55
JoseeAntonioRok, in 5 minutes we'll start with the session :)14:55
ClassBotIdleOne asked: Will there be logs of the sessions?14:59
JoseeAntonioRyes, and as I said before, they will all be linked to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays14:59
JoseeAntonioRok, so I hope you all enjoy it and have fun today! :)14:59
JoseeAntonioRit's 15 UTC now, for those who don't know the exact time15:00
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ClassBotSlides for Introduction to Ubuntu: http://people.ubuntu.com/~joseeantonior/Slides/ubuntu-quantal.pdf15:01
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JoseeAntonioRhello everyone, for those who are just joining us!15:01
JoseeAntonioRmy name is José Antonio Rey (but you can just call me Jose ), and I'm just a random community member from Lima, Peru :)15:02
JoseeAntonioRif you haven't downloaded the slides yet, I would recommend you to do so, to keep track on where are we up to15:02
JoseeAntonioRas the bot stated, they can be found here http://people.ubuntu.com/~joseeantonior/Slides/ubuntu-quantal.pdf15:02
JoseeAntonioR[slide 1]15:03
JoseeAntonioRtoday I'll be giving you a quick introduction to what Ubuntu is15:03
JoseeAntonioR[slide 2]15:03
JoseeAntonioRso let's start with this, what exactly is Ubuntu?15:03
JoseeAntonioRUbuntu is an operating system, based on the Linux kernel15:04
JoseeAntonioR[slide 3]15:04
JoseeAntonioRnow, I'll talk you a bit about our releases15:04
JoseeAntonioRwe release versions every 6 months, and they are codenamed in a year.month format, and an adjective + an animal that represents the version15:05
JoseeAntonioRin this case, our latest (current) version is 12.10, and is also codenamed Quantal Quetzal15:05
JoseeAntonioR[slide 4]15:05
JoseeAntonioRwe have LTS releases (LTS stands for long-term support)15:06
JoseeAntonioRthat means they will be supported with updates and bug fixes for 5 years, in both Desktop and Server versions15:06
JoseeAntonioRnormal or non-LTS releases are supported in a 18 month basis15:06
JoseeAntonioRin this case, 12.10, or as we like to call it, quantal, is supported in a 18-month basis as it's a non-LTS release15:07
JoseeAntonioRany questions so far?15:07
JoseeAntonioRok, so let's move on15:08
JoseeAntonioR[slide 5]15:08
JoseeAntonioRabout versions, as mentioned before we have Desktop and Server versions15:09
JoseeAntonioRI think the version's name explain their uses15:09
JoseeAntonioRone of the main differences you'll see between these to versions, is the graphical interface15:09
JoseeAntonioRin Ubuntu Server, the server versions, you don't have a graphical interface (which includes the buttons, and the windows, and all the stuff you can click)15:10
JoseeAntonioRbut you do in the Desktop15:10
JoseeAntonioRwe also have a Cloud version, designed specially for Cloud interfaces (e.g., Amazon EC2)15:10
JoseeAntonioR[slide 6]15:11
JoseeAntonioRso now, you'll be wondering where can you download Ubuntu15:11
ClassBotdedunu asked: Can we install Ubuntu-Desktop only with CLI?15:12
JoseeAntonioRfor sure you can. if you want to install with a command-line interface, and just use that with Ubuntu, you can use Ubuntu Server15:13
JoseeAntonioRor if you want to install with a command-line interface, but want to have all the graphical stuff that I mentioned before, you can use the minimal install ISO15:14
JoseeAntonioRinformation on the Minimal ISO can be found over here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD15:14
JoseeAntonioRok, so moving on15:15
JoseeAntonioRyou can go to http://www.ubuntu.com/download to download the ISO15:16
JoseeAntonioRthere, you will find the latest LTS and non-LTS releases15:16
JoseeAntonioRyou can also go to releases.ubuntu.com and download all the currently supported releases15:17
JoseeAntonioRand if you want (for any reason) to download non-supported versions, you can find them at old-releases.ubuntu.com15:17
JoseeAntonioRlet me remind you that these releases are not supported15:17
JoseeAntonioRany question, guys?15:17
JoseeAntonioRok, so looks like not :)15:20
JoseeAntonioRlet's move on, then15:20
JoseeAntonioR[slide 7]15:21
JoseeAntonioRso, one of the main questions is where to find the torrent link to download Ubuntu15:21
JoseeAntonioRso, the torrent links are available at releases.ubuntu.com, the link is in the files list which you can find at the bottom15:21
JoseeAntonioRlet me remind you that it's legal to torrent down Ubuntu, it's not piracy at all, it's free software :)15:23
JoseeAntonioR[slide 8]15:23
JoseeAntonioRonce you download the .iso file for Ubuntu, you may want to install it!15:23
JoseeAntonioRso, you can burn it into a CD/DVD (depending on the version you download), or make a USB stick with it15:24
JoseeAntonioRto make a CD/DVD, just burn the image into it15:24
JoseeAntonioRto make a USB stick, open a USB creator, and select the .iso file15:24
JoseeAntonioRyou can find much more detailed information in the download page www.ubuntu.com/download15:24
JoseeAntonioR[slide 9]15:25
JoseeAntonioRonce you've got your CD/DVD/USB, insert it into your PC, and reboot15:25
JoseeAntonioRyou will be prompted with a window to choose what to do15:25
JoseeAntonioRso, as this will be a Live CD/DVD/USB, you can choose what to do15:26
JoseeAntonioRyou can go ahead and try it15:26
JoseeAntonioR(which basically means you can use Ubuntu without installing it into your PC, but if you're on a CD/DVD changes won't be saved)15:26
JoseeAntonioRor, you can opt and go for the full Ubuntu experience, and install it to your PC, as a standalone system or alongside your current operating system15:27
JoseeAntonioRlet me remind you that you should backup the contents of your PC if you're formatting your hard drive to just install Ubuntu15:27
JoseeAntonioRfrom that point, the interface is self-explanatory15:28
JoseeAntonioRbut make sure you don't get too excited and press random buttons, as you're installing an operating system, not just browsing the internet or copying a file from a folder to another15:29
JoseeAntonioRany questions on the install process or something else?15:29
JoseeAntonioRok, moving on15:30
JoseeAntonioR[slide 10]15:30
JoseeAntonioRbut, who backs this project?15:30
JoseeAntonioRthe project was founded by Mark Shuttleworth (also known as the Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life, or sabdfl for friends)15:31
ClassBotdedunu asked: Is there any performance difference between ubuntu desktop and ubuntu server15:32
JoseeAntonioRgood question!15:32
JoseeAntonioRof course there is15:32
JoseeAntonioRas the Server is not using any graphical interface, it will require less resources15:32
JoseeAntonioRUbuntu Desktop should be able to run in most PCs, but yes, there is a performance difference15:33
JoseeAntonioRand the server is mostly designed for... servers, which may require to use additional memory on another processes15:33
JoseeAntonioRsuch as MySQL, or Apache, or PHP, who knows15:33
JoseeAntonioRlet's keep going15:34
JoseeAntonioRso, the project was founded by our lovely SABDFL, and is backed by Canonical and lots of volunteers like us, who help Ubuntu grow every single day15:34
JoseeAntonioRif you're interested you can also help with design, or development, or even helping other users15:35
JoseeAntonioRbut let's not get out of the road15:35
JoseeAntonioR[slide 11]15:35
JoseeAntonioRso, now you may be wondering where can you get help in case you run into troubles15:36
JoseeAntonioRwell, you can find help in the channel #ubuntu on this same IRC network (irc.freenode.net or irc.ubuntu.com, it's the same thing)15:38
JoseeAntonioRto get there just type "/j #ubuntu" with no quotes (the quotes are the " signs)15:38
JoseeAntonioRbut you can also go to www.askubuntu.com15:39
JoseeAntonioRthere, you will be able to ask any kind of ubuntu-related questions15:39
JoseeAntonioRyou can also answer to some open questions if you'd like to, it's a super fun system15:40
JoseeAntonioRbut you can use the Ubuntu Forums (which are located at ubuntuforums.org)15:41
JoseeAntonioRor even use Launchpad (https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu and click the 'Ask a question' button on the right side)15:41
JoseeAntonioRso, getting an answer to your question is not that hard :)15:42
JoseeAntonioRwe even have localized support teams, with the help of the Ubuntu Local Communities15:42
JoseeAntonioRfor example, you can join #ubuntu-es for support in Spanish, and #ubuntu-fr for support in French, and so on15:43
JoseeAntonioRso, now it's questions time!15:43
JoseeAntonioRif you have *any* questions related to Ubuntu, or the Ubuntu Community, just ask and I'll do my best to answer15:44
JoseeAntonioRthe only kind of questions I would ask you to not ask are technical support questions, those can to #ubuntu as I mentioned before :)15:45
JoseeAntonioRso while I wait for some questions, let me tell you15:46
JoseeAntonioRif you want to contribute to Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Community is open for anyone who would like to help15:46
JoseeAntonioRat http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved you will be able to find some information on how to get involved with the community, and many of the ways on which you can help15:47
JoseeAntonioRyou can do some development work, or design work, you can write documentation, or translate Ubuntu15:48
JoseeAntonioRor maybe you'd like to test and make sure quality's ok15:48
JoseeAntonioRbut there is a set of rules you must always follow, the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which can be found here: http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/conduct15:49
JoseeAntonioRand as IdleOne said, 'This is what Ubuntu is about. We all try to help each other make Ubuntu better. :)'15:49
JoseeAntonioRso, any questions?15:50
ClassBotThere are 10 minutes remaining in the current session.15:50
ClassBotThere are 5 minutes remaining in the current session.15:55
JoseeAntonioRso, in 5 mins we'll have a session about Unity and the Dash, and everything related to it :)15:56
JoseeAntonioRI hope you have fun with it, and keep enjoying the Ubuntu User Days!15:56
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LionthinkerOkay so I think thats me16:01
LionthinkerHI guys my name is Leon and many greatings from Sunny South Africa16:01
LionthinkerYou can see my Launchpad ID at https://launchpad.net/~lionthinker16:01
LionthinkerSo in  this sessioin we'll cover the basics of how to get the most out of Ubuntu16:02
LionthinkerLets start with Unity, which is the DE or desktop environment for Ubuntu.16:02
LionthinkerOther official flavours such as KDE, Xubuntu etc have their own DE16:02
LionthinkerUnity is a shell interface or GUI (graphical user interface) for the GNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd (Ubuntu's commercial Company)16:02
LionthinkerUnity is part of the Ayatana Project started by Canonical16:03
LionthinkerFrom its Launchpad site https://launchpad.net/ayatana you can get more info16:03
LionthinkerIts motto: The Ayatana Project is the collective project that houses user interface, design and interaction projects started by Canonical.16:03
Lionthinkerbut Unity has come some way since then and there are countless new dimensions to use and contribute to16:03
LionthinkerIn other words: the goal of Ayatana within the Ubuntu project is to re-design computing with a single easy to use and aesthetically pleasing interface16:03
Lionthinkerfirst a little history to keep everyone on same page16:04
LionthinkerThe Ayatana project was first introduced in Ubuntu 10.10 on a netbook16:04
LionthinkerSince then it has been ported to the general desktop, server editions, TV, tablets and the most recent Ubuntu family member the phone.16:04
LionthinkerPerhaps the most important key for Unity is the Super Key.16:04
LionthinkerIf you not lucky enough to have a pre-installed Ubuntu machine, then its the Windows key. Not sure what its on a Mac.16:04
LionthinkerTouching Super will open the DASH, which we'll come back to16:05
LionthinkerNB: Holding it a few seconds opens a shortcuts menu16:05
LionthinkerWe wont get into shortcuts here,but just note that they really help with getting the most out of your Ubuntu Machine16:05
LionthinkerAfter learning them you generally move around the desktop much quicker.16:05
LionthinkerThe parts of Unity that we'll cover are the LAUNCHER, DASH, LENS, SCOPES, NOTIFICATIONS PANEL and the HUD16:06
LionthinkerAny questions?16:06
LionthinkerOkay, Lets start with the LAUNCHER16:06
LionthinkerThe vertical application switcher on the left – is called the LAUNCHER16:06
LionthinkerPinned or active Applications or mounted external devices will appear here.16:07
LionthinkerWe'll cover 3 things about the LAUNCHER: pinned apps, re-ordering apps and quick lists16:07
LionthinkerFirst: Certain applications can be pinned to the LAUNCHER for ease of access.16:07
LionthinkerYou do this by right-clicking on an open application and selecting 'Lock to LAUNCHER'16:08
LionthinkerTo remove an app, select 'remove from LAUNCHER'16:08
LionthinkerAnother option is to open DASH, select and app by left clicking and holding, then move it to the LAUNCHER16:08
LionthinkerSecond: to re-order applications left-click an app and hold an app. It jumps out then move it up/down or to the trash. Moving to trash only removes it from the Launcher16:08
Lionthinkerand doesn't actually delete it16:08
LionthinkerThird: Unity Quicklists16:09
LionthinkerIf you hover over an LAUNCHER application and Right click you'll see a list of options.16:09
LionthinkerThis is part of the countless shortcuts that enable you to get to info and files and actions asap16:09
LionthinkerIf you hover over an LAUNCHER application and Right click you'll see a list of options.16:09
LionthinkerQuicklists are app specific to unity, so not all programes will have them16:10
LionthinkerThey provide an fast and easy way to access an option which that specific programe does.16:10
LionthinkerSo you don't have to first start it up and then choose x option.16:10
LionthinkerFor example: I right click on Chromium as my browser and get options such as 'Open a New Window' and 'Open a New Window in incognito mode'16:10
LionthinkerFor files, you get your folder shortcuts.16:10
LionthinkerUnity is all about speed16:11
LionthinkerAny questions so far?16:11
Lionthinkerso these are the 3 main ways to interact with the Launcher16:11
LionthinkerIf everyone's good lets move to UNITY DASH16:12
LionthinkerOn top of LAUNCHER you'll see an Ubuntu logo button.16:12
LionthinkerThis is the button to open the DASH16:12
LionthinkerIts the same as pushing Super key16:13
LionthinkerThe DASH is central to Unity16:13
LionthinkerThe DASH is comprised of LENS and SCOPES, and does SEARCHES16:13
LionthinkerTogether they empower you in searching either through your computer or the broader internet16:14
Lionthinkerkartman882451, All icons appear in the launcher and are the same for all 4 screens16:15
LionthinkerFIRST: LENS16:15
LionthinkerAt the bottom you'll see icons, each symbolise a lens.16:15
LionthinkerBy default there are Home, Applications, Files, Gwibber, Photos, Music and Videos16:15
LionthinkerGwibber is the social networks lens that collates FB and Twitter and other IM services16:16
LionthinkerUse “Control + Tab” as the shortcut to switch between lens16:16
LionthinkerEach lens searches within it's specific area.16:16
LionthinkerHomes searches through everything.16:16
LionthinkerYou can search for more Lens and Scopes in the Ubuntu Software Centre (USC), make sure you select “Show Technical items” at the bottom.16:17
LionthinkerOr you can see other lens and scopes for download as Launchpad PPA's https://launchpad.net/~atareao/+archive/lenses16:17
LionthinkerJust remember they are PPA's so they haven't been verified like USC apps have.16:17
Lionthinkerany questions so far?16:17
LionthinkerLets get to SCOPES16:18
LionthinkerExcept for Home, each LENS has “Filter results” at the top right16:18
Lionthinkerquick take a look16:18
LionthinkerAfter selecting it you'll get each LENS' specific options16:18
LionthinkerThese are called SCOPES, and they narrow your search with specific parameters16:18
LionthinkerScopes also appear in throughout a LENS automatically.16:19
LionthinkerFor example, there's a UTILITIES SCOPE in the HOME LENS.16:19
LionthinkerType 2+4 and the answer will appear in the calculator16:19
Lionthinkerbut within the lens16:19
LionthinkerAlso type in your city and the weather should appear16:19
LionthinkerThese are useful SCOPES built into the LENS to get info faster.16:19
LionthinkerOkay so lets actually launch options from the DASH16:20
LionthinkerNow each option in each lens has can be selected.16:20
LionthinkerBy left-clicking you launch the file/app16:20
LionthinkerBy right-clicking you access the new Quantal feature called previews16:20
LionthinkerRight-clicking previews the file/app in the DASH and provides a little more information specific to the file16:21
LionthinkerFor Files, info will be size and format. Options available will be “Show in Folder', 'Email' or 'Open'16:21
LionthinkerFor Apps, info will be Ubuntu Software Centre's (USC) community grading, and further info. Option will be to 'launch' or 'uninstall'16:21
LionthinkerYou can move left or right through preview mode by right/left clicking.16:21
LionthinkerIn the Music Lens you can preview a song by also playing it in the DASH. Although this has been very buggy and hasn't worked for me yet.16:22
LionthinkerLastly, the DASH does INTUITIVE SEARCHES16:22
LionthinkerFor instance if you search for an app in the app lens and you connected to the internet:16:22
Lionthinkerit will show you installed apps similar to the name as well as options to download and installed from USC16:22
LionthinkerIf you in Video then Youtube will also be searched as a scope16:23
LionthinkerIn both you can select only local files or include options such as Youtube and USC16:23
LionthinkerSoftware centre of course being for the Applications Lens16:24
LionthinkerThere's also an Amazon scope which searches for Amazon products in your Home Lens. When clicking it will take you to the Amazon site for that product.16:24
LionthinkerIf you purchase it then Ubuntu gets a % of the sale.16:24
LionthinkerOkay any questions so far?16:24
ClassBotkartman882451 asked: i have ubuntu 12.10 but can't find the utility scope in the home lense16:25
Lionthinkerkartman882451, so you can't actually "click" on some scopes like you can the obvious filters on the right16:25
LionthinkerIts meant to be intuitive, so do a sum like 2+2 and you'll see the calculator scope appear with the answer16:26
Lionthinkersame for weather in cities. Pick a city say Lima New York and the weather scope appears16:26
LionthinkerLENS, SCOPES and INTUITIVE SEARCHES are fundamentally what Unity is meant for-16:27
LionthinkerTo bring your computing world as close as possible to your fingerprints.16:27
LionthinkerThere are 3 interesting points to consider with the DASH (that I got from David Calle), as opposed to say a Google search16:27
Lionthinker- You don’t need everything all the time. A search engine already specialized in what you need at the moment you are using it is much more efficient16:27
Lionthinker- You don’t transmit everything you do and want to Google anymore. Specialized search engines allow you to pass to the web service only what it should be concerned about, only when you want it16:27
Lionthinker- It’s modular and you can install and uninstall each search engine.16:27
LionthinkerYou can check out the Hundred Scopes project which is aiming at creating hundreds ;-D of scopes https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-p-100scopes16:28
LionthinkerWhat lens and scopes do is lessen the burden of having to file or even know where things are stored. For instance it doesn't matter if a file you looking for is on your drive or Google Doc's or Ubuntu 1, the File lens will find it16:28
LionthinkerAny Questions?16:28
LionthinkerLets quickly cover the UNITY NOTIFICATIONS PANEL16:29
LionthinkerWhen you play a song then it will appear in a bubble at the top right of the screen.16:29
LionthinkerThis is the Notification Panel and this is how you will be able to monitor exactly whats going on currently with your desktop session16:29
LionthinkerNotifications include but are not limited to FB and Twitter notices that Gwibber receives, Volume control, Screen brightness, Wireless connections and Ubuntu One updates.16:29
LionthinkerThey don't appear for long, just as brief notifications16:30
LionthinkerThey also disappear if you move your mouse over it.16:30
LionthinkerIts very useful to watch your Twitter and FB updates role by- remember once they come onto your system you get the notification16:30
LionthinkerThen you can access them from the Gwibber lens16:31
LionthinkerLets get to the UNITY PANEL and the HUD16:31
Lionthinkertake a look at this quickly http://www.muktware.com/sites/default/files/images/applications/Unity-2.jpg16:31
LionthinkerThe UNITY PANEL is the bar at the top of the screen16:31
LionthinkerOn the right is the INDICATORS panel.16:32
LionthinkerThis is where current system and app info can be found16:32
LionthinkerSuch as date and time, network communication, volume control, contacts such as FB, Twitter and email.16:32
LionthinkerThe most right button provides system info and of course the shut down button16:32
LionthinkerOn the left is the UNITY PANEL.16:32
LionthinkerThis is where menus specific to the current open programe appear.16:33
LionthinkerFor instance with my IRC client open as I type there is nothing on top-but the title of the programe "Xchat"16:33
LionthinkerHowever when I move my mouse to the top then MENU OPTIONS appear.16:33
LionthinkerThis changes for every programe that appears in focus, so be sure if you have many windows open that you select the correct one before trying to find Menu options16:34
LionthinkerThis is part of making Ubuntu intuitive, things appear when they needed, not before hand and so we don't have a cluttered workspace.16:34
LionthinkerThe HUD fits on top of the menus16:34
LionthinkerIn Ubuntu 12.4 Precise the HUD was introduced meaning Heads Up Display16:35
LionthinkerIt is meant to allow you to search for menu options16:35
LionthinkerPush the Alt key and a drop down menu appears with “Type your command”16:36
LionthinkerFor instance when you type a word document and you need to save you can either move your mouse to the top, select “File” and then “Save As”16:36
Lionthinkeror you can select Alt and then type “Save As”16:36
LionthinkerBy the time you get to the 'a', several options will have appeared, some of which will be “Save As”16:36
LionthinkerYou can also search for "as" and the save options will appear16:37
LionthinkerThis is a unique feature to Ubuntu and is truly revolutionarising Ubuntu as a computing interface.16:37
LionthinkerOne thing to note on HUD, is that it searches all menus16:37
LionthinkerIt doens't limit itself to the menus of the specific file or program open at the moment16:38
LionthinkerAny questions?16:38
LionthinkerThe HUD is very useful in programes such as GIMP which has countless options. Also LibreOffice.16:39
LionthinkerTrying to find that one particular menu option to say insert, cut etc etc is made easier by knowing what you want to do and searching for it16:39
LionthinkerLastly what I want to summarise SHORTCUTS16:41
LionthinkerRemember to hold the SUPER key and the Ubuntu shortcut menu will appear16:41
LionthinkerTake a few minutes every day to memorise a section and make use of it16:41
LionthinkerYou'll notice you move around your Ubuntu laptop a whole lot faster and when trying other Operating Systems it will be like moving back in time16:42
LionthinkerLets cover some shortcuts16:42
LionthinkerWhen holding the Super, the shortcuts menu appears, but look at the LAUNCHER16:43
LionthinkerYou'll notice numbers on the first 9 apps16:43
LionthinkerYou can launch any file/app by selecting "Super+Number"16:43
LionthinkerSo your favourites are really two buttons away16:44
LionthinkerSuper + S brings you to the Workspace Switcher16:45
LionthinkerWhich is that 4 square block on top of trash16:45
LionthinkerYour 4 workspaces appear and you can move programes from one window to the next16:46
LionthinkerWithin a window use Alt + Tab to move between programes16:46
LionthinkerWhen you have several programes of the same type open but want to preview them16:47
LionthinkerUse Alt+~ (button on top of Tab)16:47
LionthinkerAnother way to see all current programes open in a particular window is Super+W16:48
LionthinkerYou can then maximise, minimise and close windows as you see fit but without actually entering any16:48
LionthinkerAlso note you can max/min the DASH16:49
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LionthinkerSo I would like to leave time for questions if there are any?16:50
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LionthinkerTogether the HUD, LAUNCHER, DASH, LENS and SCOPES make up the Ayatana Unity Project16:50
Lionthinkeror Unity for short16:50
Lionthinkeron a side note you can see there's a definite vision behind Unity16:52
LionthinkerWhen you preview the TV, Tablets and Phones after working with the Desktop you can see how they all just "make sense"16:52
LionthinkerOkay no questions it seems (either really good or really bad), but first try Ubuntu Unity before judging from this class16:54
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LionthinkerThanks guys for everything, hope you enjoyed and also thanks to the organises pleia2 and JoseeAntonioR16:58
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JoseeAntonioRhey, guys! welcome again to the User Days17:01
JoseeAntonioRfor those who already know me, and those who don't, I'm José Antonio Rey (but just call me Jose), and I'm a random member from Lima, Peru :)17:01
JoseeAntonioRI have done some slides for you today, so if you could grab them it'd be great, they're at http://people.ubuntu.com/~joseeantonior/Slides/Firefox.pdf17:02
JoseeAntonioRI'll wait a couple minutes for you to grab them, and we're good to go17:03
JoseeAntonioR[slide 1]17:04
JoseeAntonioRso, today I'll be giving you an introduction to Firefox17:04
JoseeAntonioR[slide 2[17:04
JoseeAntonioR[slide 2]17:04
JoseeAntonioRI'll cover some basics on it, and give you some tips to have a great browsing experience17:04
JoseeAntonioRso, let's start!17:05
JoseeAntonioR[slide 3]17:05
JoseeAntonioRwhat is Firefox?17:05
JoseeAntonioRFirefox is a web browser that comes attached, or integrated with Ubuntu17:05
JoseeAntonioRyou can find it in the Unity Launcher17:06
JoseeAntonioRand it's developed and distributed by Mozilla17:06
JoseeAntonioR[slide 4]17:06
JoseeAntonioRthe main use of Firefox is, as many of you may know, browsing the web17:07
JoseeAntonioRso, in Firefox you can do *lots* of things, such as bookmarking your favorite webpages, watch videos, download music, documents, and files in general17:07
JoseeAntonioR[slide 5]17:08
JoseeAntonioRso now, we'll get through a couple how-tos17:08
JoseeAntonioRobviously, to do all of this you need to have an Internet connection (in case you're reading this offline)17:09
JoseeAntonioRfirst of all, how to download files17:09
JoseeAntonioRonce you want to download a file, you can click on the link, and a new window will pop-up17:10
JoseeAntonioRfrom there, you can choose between opening it with a certain program or application, or saving it to a certain folder17:10
JoseeAntonioRonce you choose, that little window will disappear and another one will open17:12
JoseeAntonioRthat's the downloads window!17:12
JoseeAntonioRin there you will be able to see your current downloads, as well as their progress, and any past downloads17:12
JoseeAntonioRyou can close the window at any given time, and you can re-open it by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Y17:13
JoseeAntonioRso, if you haven't downloaded the slides as you didn't know how, there you go!17:13
JoseeAntonioR[slide 6]17:14
JoseeAntonioRnow, you may be wondering how to check your history17:14
JoseeAntonioRthat's easy! just press Ctrl+H and a sidebar will appear, sorting your history in folders by date, and then by name inside17:15
JoseeAntonioR[slide 7]17:15
JoseeAntonioRnow, in these Firefox versions (the latest), you are able to navigate in tabs17:16
JoseeAntonioRit's like having several windows in just one17:16
JoseeAntonioRtabs will appear above the upper part, just below the address bar17:17
JoseeAntonioR[slide 8]17:19
JoseeAntonioRnow, how to set your homepage17:19
JoseeAntonioRfirst of all, you need to choose your homepage (I highly recommend ubuntu.com!)17:20
JoseeAntonioRonce you have chose it, just go to Edit>Preferences, and type the address on the bar17:20
JoseeAntonioRif there's no bar, make sure you are on the first tab17:21
JoseeAntonioR[slide 10]17:22
JoseeAntonioRhow to block pop-ups17:23
JoseeAntonioRthis will block webpage pop-ups, not firefox pop-ups (like the downloads window and so on)17:23
JoseeAntonioRit is active by default, but if for any reason you want to disable it, just go to Edit>Preferences>Content, and remove the check on the right checkbox17:24
JoseeAntonioR[slide 11]17:25
JoseeAntonioRhow to create bookmarks is easy17:25
JoseeAntonioRyou can do it at any time by just pressing Ctrl+D17:26
JoseeAntonioRyou can also click the star on the address bar17:26
JoseeAntonioRand if you want to check your bookmarks, just press Ctrl+B17:26
JoseeAntonioRnow, we get to the personalization part!17:29
JoseeAntonioR[slide 12]17:29
JoseeAntonioRPersona is an extension or add-on that you can use to change the appearance of your Firefox windows17:29
JoseeAntonioRyou can discover more about Persona by going to http://www.getpersonas.com17:30
JoseeAntonioRif you have downloaded the slides, it shows a link that was shortened and works no more, but I have already updated them :)17:30
JoseeAntonioRnow, time to get through a cheatsheet of Firefox shortcuts!17:32
JoseeAntonioR[slide 13]17:32
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+N will open a new window17:32
JoseeAntonioRlet me clarify, it will not open a new tab, but a new window17:33
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+T is the one that opens a new tab in the same window17:33
JoseeAntonioRif you close a tab accidentally, or just want to get one back, you can press Ctrl+Shift+T, and you'll open the last closed tab17:36
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+O opens a file in your PC17:36
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+W is a quick way to get a tab closed17:37
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+R will refresh your current *tab*17:37
JoseeAntonioRwith Ctrl+H you'll be able to check your history17:37
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+Shift+Y will open the downloads window to check progress and past downloads17:37
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+Shift+E will open Panorama (I'll explain what's that in a bit)17:38
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+B shows you a list of your current bookmarks17:38
JoseeAntonioRand Ctrl+D allows you to bookmark the current page17:38
JoseeAntonioRCtrl+Shift+N allows you to re-open the last closed window17:38
JoseeAntonioRand finally, Ctrl+Q is used to quit Firefox17:39
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JoseeAntonioRso, go and try it now for yourself! (don't use Ctrl+Q if you're using webchat, and use the rest of them in another tab if you are)17:39
JoseeAntonioRI'll give you three minutes so you can test them all, go!17:40
JoseeAntonioRin the meanwhile, if you have any questions, just ask them in #ubuntu-classroom-chat, and I'll do my best to answer them17:40
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JoseeAntonioRok, so let's get back to the session!17:44
JoseeAntonioR[slide 14]17:44
JoseeAntonioRin Firefox, we have a super nice app called Panorama17:44
JoseeAntonioRyou can open Panorama by pressing Ctrl+Shift+E17:45
JoseeAntonioRthere, you will be able to regroup your tabs, and create different groups in a same window17:45
JoseeAntonioRyou can even name them and resize them to show importance!17:46
JoseeAntonioRto switch from one group to another, just go into panorama again and click on the tab you want to go to17:46
JoseeAntonioR[slide 15]17:47
JoseeAntonioRwe also have extensions, or add-ons17:48
JoseeAntonioRthey are programs installed on Firefox itself17:48
JoseeAntonioRthey have different uses, as for example, managing your music player, or changing the appearance of your windows (as we've seen with Persona)17:48
JoseeAntonioRinformation about addons or extensions can be found at addons.mozilla.com17:50
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JoseeAntonioRso, now, let's finish with some extensions I personally like17:50
JoseeAntonioRfirst of all, Persona, it gives you a great way to customize your browser17:51
JoseeAntonioRyou can find it here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/personas-plus/?src=search17:51
JoseeAntonioRwe used to have foxrunner, but it's not supported anymore17:52
JoseeAntonioRbut we have the other 217:52
JoseeAntonioRwhich are adblock plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/)17:52
JoseeAntonioRwhich blocks ads on webpages and youtube videos17:53
JoseeAntonioRand we have greasemonkey17:53
JoseeAntonioRwhich can be found here17:53
JoseeAntonioRand it's used to run javascript scripts on a webpage17:53
JoseeAntonioRso, I think that's it!17:53
JoseeAntonioRthank you all for being around!17:53
JoseeAntonioRif you have any questions I have some time to answer them, just make sure you ask in #ubuntu-classroom-chat17:54
JoseeAntonioRI really hope you enjoyed it, and keep having fun today!17:55
ClassBotThere are 5 minutes remaining in the current session.17:55
JoseeAntonioRcoming up is holstein with a session about equivalent programs17:56
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holsteini want to invite you to the #ubuntu-classroom-chat channel for any less formal questions/comments you might have during the next hour18:02
holsteinfeel free to ask questions at anytime!18:03
holsteinwhat i am going to share about today is, equivalent applications18:04
holsteinwhen discussing this, and planning for this presentation, i ended up with a lot of questions on linux adoption in general18:04
holsteini would like to address those quickly before moving on into what applications can replace certain tasks for users18:05
holsteinif you look at how most users come into using computers, they buy a machine with an OS, and use it.. for years. til it "breaks" and then a tech fixes it18:06
holsteinthey dont have to install the OS18:06
holsteini think there are some things that are just not equivalent about what we expect from new ubuntu users that could be addressed by some of us as more experienced users18:07
holsteingetting ubuntu running for someone might not be enough.. it might require a little tutoring on some things that are just not equivalent.. such as18:07
holsteinthe file system... where are my files? this is a question that can be answered differently on each operating system18:08
holsteinbut, i think knowing that, and explaing that to a new user.. showing them where in the file manager things are.. and where things show up... tring to make that experience as equivalent as possible is important18:08
holsteinthere are little things that i think we all can take for granted.. knowing where in nautilus or thunar a USB stick shows up.. and how to mount it18:09
holsteinthis looks totally different in windows or OSX.. and i think its near impossible to make that experience *exactly* equivalent18:09
holsteinbut, with a little explanation, and tutoring, i think its something that can easily be learned and adapted to18:10
holsteinanother big thing can be user interface differences18:10
holsteini hear folks say "im used to it looking like this" or "this is what windows did"18:11
holsteinim not hear to say what is better or worse,, just to say, if we can listen to these statments when trying to migrate someone, i think it can help give htem a better experience18:11
holsteinquestions comments?18:11
holsteini gave a presentation on this at my linux users group at the beginning of the month18:12
holsteinwe spent quite a while talking about microsoft office and office replacements18:12
holsteini thinks this is a big "deal breaker" for some new users, so i want to address this first, and them maybe back track a little to some other topics18:13
holsteinone important thing to note, which may or may not be constructive for a new user is.. there is nothing about linux/ubuntu preventing microsoft from making office available for linux/ubuntu18:14
holsteinthat being said.. right now, it is not18:14
holsteinthere are ways to use WINE http://appdb.winehq.org/ or crossover office http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrossOver_(software)18:15
holsteinagain, i am not hear to belittle those efforts, or say what is "good" or "bad"18:15
holsteinhowever, i find, i cant really install wine applications and leave those as an option for a totally new ubuntu user18:16
holsteini find something is always a little "strange" or "uncomfortable" about using the applications in wine18:16
holsteinalso, what if an upgrade breaks something?18:16
holsteini personally just dont feel like wine is a solution for offering an equivalent applicaition for a new user, however, i do feel like,, if one were to offer help, it could be a great solution.. you might end up providing more support than you bargain for though18:17
holsteinfor me, and all my word processing needs, libreoffice is great!18:18
holsteinagain, not to debate which is better or worse, there are those who need office and one can run into issues using libreoffice with MSoffice users18:18
holsteinif i show up at a small buisness and move *all* of them to liebreoffice, assuming libreoffice its self meets the needs they have, they will be fine18:19
holsteinthe trick is.. when you go to a place running MS office, and you try and drop in libreoffice or abiword or another alternative18:20
holsteinthe users in my LUG shared some very helpful tips for making sure this can go smoothly18:20
holsteinone user had dropped abiword http://www.abisource.com/ in, in just the scenario mentioned above, and had no issue with adoption18:21
holsteinhe made sure the machine saved the documents back as file types friendly to the other ms office systems18:21
holsteinsaving from abiword or libreoffice as .doc by default can help with interoperability.. and make the porcess go more smoothly18:22
holsteinhttp://www.libreoffice.org/ (for the logs)18:22
holsteinin preparing for this presentation i read that microsoft plans to release office for linux in 2014.. if that is true of not, here is an actual product18:23
holstein^^ this means that, office can run in the browser... any browser18:24
holsteinthis would be a nice easy way for a new ubuntu user to get 2 things.. word running in linux... and automatic backup of documents18:24
holsteinthis is also a great place for me to transition to what i think is a key type of equivalent applications.. webapps!18:25
holsteinin the above example, word is running as a webapp.. accessible from any browser, anywhere18:25
holsteinthere are lots of applications with this functionality18:25
holsteinone big one is google docs18:26
holsteinif i go into that same small buisness i mentioned above and transition them all to google docs, then they are getting several things18:26
holsteina syncing solution.. automatic backup.. and cross platform support18:27
holsteinone thing we talked about at this point in the LUG meeting was, how important is including mobile devices in this cross platform idea?18:27
holsteinwith a webapp, you can run them on smart phones and iDevices... migrate folks to and from linux without really any change in look/feel or functionality of what might be core, "deal breaking" applications that they *must* have18:28
holsteinalso, at this point, several users had legitimate complaints about google's policies on privacty18:29
holsteinagain, i am not here to say what is "better".. if google docs is not an option for you, or your buisness, i think you can and should look at what is being provided18:30
holsteinthese services can be implemented using open tools... http://etherpad.org/ for colaboration.. http://owncloud.org/ for sync and/or backup.. etc..18:31
holsteinalso, it is easier than ever to make webapps "first class citizens", so to speak, in the ubuntu desktop18:32
holsteini could setup a new user with native looking menu buttons to click on that could link to *any* web application i choose18:32
holsteinthat could be anything from google docs, to a locally implemented open solution that is totally run "in house"18:33
holsteinlet me list and briefly outline some webapps that are equivalent applications that i use and have read about18:34
holsteinhttp://pixlr.com/editor/ is an easy online image editor18:34
* holstein is a musician/composer18:34
holsteinone thing i use is a notation softare called "musescore"18:34
holsteinthis could be thought of as an alternative to finale18:35
holsteinbut.. there is also a nice online notation editor called noteflight http://www.noteflight.com/login18:36
holsteini could setup one of my finale using friends with noteflight.. then, assuming it meets their needs, i can move them to ubuntu, and put an icon to noteflight right there18:36
holsteinhelping that user continue to maintain the workflow they need for their passionate hobby, or proffession18:37
holsteinat this point, i would like to ask if there are any questions?.. then i'll move on to some native applcations and talk about there equivalent funtions18:38
holsteinso. a big workflow that most everyone needs to deal with on a daily basis is a web browser18:39
holsteinthis is also what we are talking about with webapps... running them in a web browser, but they might not look like that.. they might look more like a native application18:40
holsteinfirefox is a big, well supported, cross platform web browser18:40
holsteinone nice thing we can do if we are trying to migrate folks to linux... we go in and migrate them over to some nice cross platform applications18:40
holsteinthen, when they are used to using them.. we switch the OS.. and its not as "jarring"... not so much to learn all at once18:41
holsteinthere are many web browser that are cross platform18:41
holsteinchromium... chrome.. opera.. many are opensource.. many are not18:41
holsteinagain.. im not here to say which is "better"... i tend to go through a little interview process with folks that want to migrate to linux18:42
holsteini ask what they are using.. what hardware.. what web browser18:42
holsteintry and give them what is closest to what they are used to.. not what you want or use18:42
holsteinhttp://filezilla-project.org/ is a nice cross platform ftp client18:43
holsteinhttp://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx teamview is not open, but its a nice, easy way to provide support for users, and it is crossplatform18:44
holsteinhttp://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html VLC is one of my personal favorites18:44
holsteina great content player.. as well as streaming capabilities.. has run great for me in windows, linux and OSX18:45
holsteinhttps://www.virtualbox.org/ virtualbox.. runs great crossplatform, as well as allowing virualiztion of many platforms18:46
holsteinvirtualbox can scale into virtualization for professional use18:46
holsteinmight help someone migrating from windows server18:46
holsteinthere are many email clients, but i think arguably one of the biggest and most supported foss ones is http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/18:47
holsteinanother great option if you can get in early, and migrate a small business over to thunderbird.. could ease a future linux migration18:48
holsteingraphics editing.. and manipulation18:48
holsteinmost folks who need photoshop just need photoshop18:48
holsteinagain, not saying what is "better".. but we have the GIMP http://www.gimp.org/18:48
holsteinalso, inkscape http://inkscape.org/18:49
holsteininkscape is a great project with awesome tutorials in the menu!18:49
holsteinapps for instant messaging... http://www.pidgin.im/download/18:49
holsteinmaybe move users over to pidgin from msn...18:49
holsteinalso, http://xchat.org/ xchat for windows!.. xchat is one of my personal favorites as well.. was my first IRC client i used18:50
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holsteinsorry for the nasty link ^^18:51
holsteinbut i was assured for CAD, this was a great solution!18:51
holsteindraftsight from 3ds18:51
holsteinbluefish http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html18:51
holsteinnvu or composer http://www.nvu.com/18:52
holsteinblender is an incredible 3d graphics application that is cross platform and well supported http://www.blender.org/18:52
holsteinalso some commercial players we have migrating to linux18:52
holsteinhttp://www.lwks.com/ lightworks18:52
holsteinsteam http://store.steampowered.com/18:53
holsteini want to briefly mention those server admins who might be migrating to linux18:53
holsteinwhat about getting equivalent applications there?18:53
holsteinturnkey linux offers ubuntu appliances that run great "live" and allow one to test drupal or wordpress instances as well as *many* others easily18:54
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holsteinthunderbird is serious about the sea dwelling workers that route your mail!18:56
holsteinok.. any more questions, comments?18:56
holsteinlet me just wrap up by saying.. i think for those of us who are more experienced in linux.. take some time to make sure the new users you are helping adopt linux have a good starting point18:57
holsteintry and check the install and make sure things are working... and they have a solution to all their work flows18:58
holsteinmake sure the have equivalent applications that can do the job and fit in where they need them to fit in18:58
holsteinmake sure they*18:58
holsteincheers everyone and thanks for listening!18:59
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epikvisionHello! How is everyone doing today? Enjoying User Days so far?20:02
epikvisionHello everyone, how are we all doing today? Enjoying User Days so far?20:02
epikvisionAlright, let's get started.20:03
epikvisionMy name is John Kim, and I contribute to Ubuntu QA and Ubuntu Weekly News. I first got into Ubuntu since UDS -Q, where I experOkienced the community upfront. I never looked back since.20:04
epikvisionToday, we will learn about installing software in Ubuntu.20:05
epikvisionTo install software on Windows or Mac, you would download the file from your browser, execute it, and follow the installer's step-by-step instructions.20:06
epikvisionHowever, Linux, including Ubuntu,has a different way of installing.20:06
epikvisionIt uses the Ubuntu Software Center for most of your software needs.  In it, you can find thousands of free applications, as well as commercial software.20:07
epikvisionYou can say installing software from the Software Center is just as easy as installing from the App Store and Google Play market. :-)20:08
epikvisionThere are a few different ways to install in Ubuntu:  (1) Ubuntu Software Center, (2) .deb download, or (3) through apt-get, which I will cover briefly.20:09
epikvisionok, moving on.20:11
epikvision==Ubuntu Software Center==20:11
epikvisionWe will get Tomboy, a well-known notetaking app, from the Center.20:12
epikvisionIf you already have it, great!  You can still follow along.20:12
epikvisionOpen up the software center. It will take you to the first page with app categories, new apps, and featured apps on a slider.20:13
epikvisionClick on the search bar on the top right corner, and type in Tomboy and press enter.20:13
epikvisionDouble-click on Tomboy notes, and press install.20:14
epikvisionPretty simple.20:15
epikvisionOn every app page, you can find a description of the app, some screenshots, and reviews. If you want, you can also submit your own review of the app.20:15
epikvision==Manual download==20:17
epikvisionAlthough the center gives you access to many software, some software are not available in the Center. So, you will need to download them from the app's respective websites.20:18
epikvisionUsually those files are packaged in .deb format.20:19
epikvisionReally, the installation process is very simple. When you double-click the downloaded .deb, it simply directs you to the Software Center.20:20
epikvisionLet's get Google Chrome, a .deb file in Linux.20:23
epikvisionOpen up your web browser, and on your search box, type google chrome.20:24
epikvisionGo to the chrome site, and click download.  Once you have downloaded it, double-click the app and you will be directed to the Software Center.20:25
epikvisionYou know what to do from there.  :)20:28
epikvisionNow, here is a more technical way to install software.20:29
epikvision==Apt-get on terminal==20:29
epikvisionOnce upon a time, Linux users installed software by compiling .tar.gz files.20:30
epikvisionLater, Debian, the base for Ubuntu, realized it needed to create an efficient way to build packages without compilation part, so it gave birth to apt-get.20:32
epikvisionApt-get stood the test of time because it is highly secure and versatile.20:33
epikvisionHow is it used?20:35
epikvisionWhen you visit popular Linux sites such as omgubuntu or webupd8 for some eyecandy or software, you will notice it will give you commands in the form of "sudo apt-get."20:35
epikvisionThat is because the software is found in a repository not available in Ubuntu.  And they may not be found in a website to download from.20:37
epikvisionInstallation is all done via a terminal and a few simple commands.20:38
epikvisionLet's get familiar with the syntax by downloading nitrotasks, a beautiful "get things done" task manager, via the terminal.20:39
epikvisionOpen up your terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T, and type the following.20:40
epikvision        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/nitrotasks20:40
epikvision        sudo apt-get update20:40
epikvision        sudo apt-get install nitrotasks20:41
epikvisionSo here's an explanation20:42
epikvisionFirst, you are adding a repository of the archive with the app nitrotasks20:43
epikvisionThen you update to refresh the repository index.20:45
epikvisionand ensures the very latest nitrotasks is available.20:45
epikvisionFinally, you install the app.20:46
epikvisionyou will see this sequence repeat in varieties of ways for different software out there.20:47
epikvision==Some concepts==20:48
epikvisionIn a broad sense, we actually refer to software as packages, collections of files in a single file.20:49
epikvisionThey rely on other software, known as dependencies, to function properly.20:49
ClassBotThere are 10 minutes remaining in the current session.20:50
epikvisionFortunately, you don't have to worry about dependencies because when you install software from the Center, the Center ensures to download the dependencies for you.20:50
epikvisionPackages are either source or binary.  Binary are executable, while source includes the source code and must be compiled to install.20:52
epikvisionEvery source package comes with a readme, which usually provides the instructions to compile the package.20:52
epikvisionWe have covered a lot about installing in Ubuntu.  It is fairly simple to do.20:53
epikvisionI hope the information proved valuable, and I would wish you all a good day.  Thank you for attending my session.20:54
ClassBotThere are 5 minutes remaining in the current session.20:55
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AlanBellhi everyone21:01
AlanBellthanks for joining this session on accessibility applications in Ubunt21:01
AlanBellUbuntu even21:02
AlanBellWe will do a run through of the various settings and tools available as assitive technologies that are shipped by default on the CD21:02
AlanBellthen a bit more in depth stuff with Orca the screen reader21:03
AlanBellUbuntu can be installed on a computer purely by using the audio commentary presented by the orca screen reader21:03
AlanBellover the last few releases there has been quite a bit of work on the ubiquity installer and I can now install ubuntu without looking at the screen21:04
AlanBellif you are sighted and think you know the Ubuntu installation process pretty well I would very much encourage you to try it21:05
AlanBellput in a CD, boot up and wait for the sound of the drums - that means the installer is ready21:05
AlanBellpress ctrl+s to start orca, and you will hear the computer talking to you21:05
AlanBellthen proceed through the install as normal - but only using the keyboard. If you can't see you can't do much with a mouse (but you can use a touchscreen)21:06
AlanBellhowever, I am not doing a blow by blow walkthrough of the installer today21:06
AlanBellonce you have Ubuntu installed, there are a number of accessibility settings to adjust to your preferences21:07
AlanBellto turn these on, open the dash and search for "settings"21:07
AlanBellthis will launch the system settings panel and in there is the Universal access settings21:08
AlanBellyou can also just search for accessibility in the dash to go straight to that sub-panel21:08
AlanBellUniversal access settings is divided up into 4 sections, Seeing, Hearing, Typing, Pointing and Clicking21:09
AlanBellyou should be able to turn on high contrast, and set a preference for large text21:10
AlanBellthese settings can help people with a variety of visual impairments21:10
AlanBellalso can be handy if you are using a projector to demonstrate something on Ubuntu to a group of people21:11
AlanBellhigh contrast is good for projectors in bright rooms21:11
AlanBellthis is an example of where good quality accessibility implementation is of value to everyone21:12
AlanBellnext on this tab is the screen reader, we will come back to that as it is a big topic21:12
AlanBellfinally beep on caps and num lock - that doesn't work for me, I will check for a bug and file one later21:13
AlanBellwhilst we are talking about things that don't work, sadly we move on to the hearing tab, where the visual alerts are currently non-functional21:14
AlanBellThe idea of that is to make applications flash or wobble or otherwise indicate that they want attention rather than making an audio beep21:15
AlanBellthat should probably be turned into a launcher icon wobble now21:15
AlanBellthese are examples of things that did work once, but changes to the desktop in other areas unfortunately broke them21:16
AlanBellwe are trying to get more accessibility features into the testing framework, so regressions get caught as they happen21:16
AlanBellso, onwards to the Typing tab21:17
AlanBellhere we can activate the on screen keyboard, onboard21:17
AlanBellonboard has been used on the nexus 7 as a keyboard, and as a result of that some performance issues were found and fixed21:18
AlanBellonboard is a bit different to many phone and tablet keyboards, it is more like a real computer keyboard21:19
AlanBellwhich has its pros and cons21:19
AlanBellthe phone keyboards are optimised for touch a bit more and have "thumbs" which pop up above the keys to show you what you are pressing when your finger obscures the key21:20
AlanBellbut onboard allows you to press every key your keyboard has got such as ` and tab and ~21:20
AlanBellthese can be hard to get to on many other touchscreen keyboards21:20
AlanBellonboard also includes some mouse accessibility, there is a pointer key that you can hover over with the mouse21:21
AlanBell(or click)21:21
AlanBelland this reveals some mouse operations such as hover click and drag click and doubleclick21:22
AlanBellthis means you can use the full function of the mouse including right clicks without ever actually clicking, just hovering21:22
AlanBellor do right clicks on a touchscreen using just a stylus21:23
AlanBellback to the accessibility settings panel21:24
AlanBellthere are settings here on the typing tab for sticky keys - which allow you to use modifiers as a sequence rather than a chord21:25
AlanBellso instead of pressing ctrl+s to save you can press and release ctrl, then press s21:26
AlanBellthis means if you have the use of one hand (or are holding a cup of coffee in the other or whatever) you can type difficult multi-key combinations21:27
AlanBellslow keys is a setting to make sure that if you accidentally tap keys they don't get accepted, it needs a more positive key selection21:28
AlanBellbounce keys is similar, ignoring double presses if that is what you inadvertently do21:28
AlanBellthe Pointing and clicking tab has a tool to control the pointer using the keypad rather than the mouse21:29
AlanBellit really isn't easy but it could be handy for anyone who has a broken mouse, or people with fine motor skills issue who can use a mouse or stylus to get close to the right area, then use the keypad to finish off exactly where they want to click21:31
AlanBellI modified a mouse for a user once, so that they could use the mouse with one hand and click with the other, as the act of clicking moved the mouse too much21:32
AlanBellthis would have been a workable alternative to dismantelling the mouse and making a switch to solder to the mouse click21:33
AlanBellThere are tools on this tab to do right click from a long hold of the left button and hover click, these are much like the facility built into onboard.21:34
AlanBelllets go back to the seeing tab now21:34
AlanBelland turn on the screen reader21:34
AlanBellso, you should hear "welcome to orca"21:39
AlanBellyou might also get a little window with some buttons pop up, first one being preferences21:40
AlanBellthis doesn't pop up in raring any more it just starts21:40
AlanBellfirst lets go through what is going on to get sound to your speakers21:41
AlanBellyour desktop is a gnome gtk desktop, and all the applications on it are using various standard widgets like text boxes and buttons and menus and scroll things etc21:42
AlanBellthe gtk applications are inspectable using an accessibility api, at-spi221:42
AlanBellorca is an application that can use this information to decide what to say21:43
AlanBellorca can describe what you are doing as you do it, and can describe where you are and what is around21:44
AlanBellorca itself does not make the sound however, it just decides what to say21:44
AlanBellit then sends the words it wants to say to speech dispatcher21:44
AlanBellspeech dispatcher is a standardised interface to speech synthesis tools21:45
AlanBellwe ship on the default CD a speech synthesis tool called espeak, and this makes the sounds (through pulse audio like other sounds)21:45
AlanBellespeak doesn't sound very natural, however it can speak in a very wide range of accents and pronunciations and it can speak very fast21:47
ClassBotRyuno-Ki asked: Is it possible to change the dispatcher and/or language Orca uses?21:48
AlanBellyes it is, you can plug in an entirely different synthesiser, some sound excellent21:49
AlanBellhttp://www.theopensourcerer.com/2011/05/speak-to-me/ would be some instructions on how to integrate the openmary speech synth21:49
AlanBellthat is one that wouldn't fit on the CD and doesn't have the language range of espeak21:50
ClassBotThere are 10 minutes remaining in the current session.21:50
AlanBellso, you should find that orca is now doing a commentary of your desktop as you move about and type21:50
AlanBellthere are a lot of special keypresses you can use to control orca, first thing you need to know is that there is an orca modifier key21:51
AlanBellif you have a keyboard with a numeric keypad then your modifier key will be the ins key (zero) on the keypad21:52
AlanBellthat is used much like ctrl or alt are, you press it with another key to give a command21:52
AlanBellif you have a keyboard without a separate keypad then you will be in laptop mode, in which case orca uses capslock as the orca modifier key21:53
AlanBellorca has a comprehensive preferences window, you can get to this with orca modifier + space21:53
AlanBellhttp://help.gnome.org/users/orca/stable/ has lots of help on the keyboard shortcuts for orca21:54
AlanBellin the preferences window you can tweak the espeak voice a bit, try picking a different person or voice21:55
ClassBotThere are 5 minutes remaining in the current session.21:55
AlanBellif you pick for example a french voice it will do more than change the accent21:55
AlanBellit changes the rules that it uses to pronounce words21:56
ClassBotdaftykins asked: Does a similar key function silence the speech, such as a single press of 'control' with most equivalent Windows speech software?21:56
AlanBellorca + s turns off speech21:56
AlanBelland orca modifier + s to turn it back on again21:57
ClassBotRyuno-Ki asked: Can you provide some links for further reading, Alan?21:57
AlanBellhttp://help.gnome.org/users/orca/stable/ has lots of information21:57
AlanBellthe upstream project mailing list is at https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/orca-list21:57
AlanBelland the developer (joanie mostly) can often be found in the #a11y channel on irc.gnome.org21:58
AlanBellhttps://live.gnome.org/Accessibility has more information on the upstream gnome accessibiliity21:59
AlanBellhttps://ubuntuaccessibility.wordpress.com/ has occasional articles on Ubuntu accessibility21:59
AlanBellhttps://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility has more ubuntu related info22:00
AlanBellrunning out of time now22:00
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AlanBellthanks all22:00
ClassBotLogs for this session will be available at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2013/02/09/%23ubuntu-classroom.html following the conclusion of the session.22:01
JoseeAntonioRlet's wait a couple mins while we wait our instructors :)22:08
pleia2so it looks like amjjawad isn't going to make it22:10
pleia2I'll just start off and do the Xubuntu stuff, and hopefully he'll show up :)22:10
pleia2Welcome to our session on Ubuntu Flavors: Lubuntu (LXDE) and Xubuntu (Xfce) :)22:10
pleia2I'm going to quickly cover what these "Desktop Environment" things are, like "LXDE" and "Xfce" and then i'll talk about Xubuntu for a bit22:11
pleia2A "Desktop Environment" or "DE" is a full interface, including Window Manager, panels, menus, engines, tools and often applications which are put or built to work together22:11
pleia2In Ubuntu you *used to* get the Gnome2 Desktop Environment, but today Ubuntu uses Unity which still uses lot of Gnome22:12
pleia2KDE, LXDE and Xfce are alternatives to this default22:12
pleia2So, why would you want to switch from Unity to a different Desktop Environment?22:12
pleia2One popular reason is simply preference. Give another one a try! You may like you find out how customizable the panels that are in Xfce, or how fast LXDE is22:12
pleia2Another is speed/performance. Some let you slim down your environment by loading up fewer things by default, some are faster (usually by sacrificing eye candy), some work with lighter window managers which may run better on your system22:13
pleia2Lubuntu and Xubuntu are full distribution flavors of Ubuntu which not only use these alternate Desktop Environments, but ship a lot of their own tools geared toward their user base22:13
pleia2decisions as to what applications are included are discussed and decided each release cycle22:14
pleia2Any questions about desktop environments? :)22:14
pleia2o, as I mentioned earlier, Xfce is the Desktop Environment that comes with Xubuntu, you can find some details about it over at http://xfce.org/22:15
pleia2er, so22:15
pleia2and of course the Xubuntu website itself is Xubuntu.org22:16
pleia2Here's a screenshot of the default you'll see when you load up Xubuntu 12.10: http://people.ubuntu.com/~lyz/quantal/Screenshot3.png22:17
pleia2(this is showing with the wifi networks menu open)22:18
pleia2It's a pretty familiar layout for most people used to old style Gnome2 or order Windows versions22:18
pleia2The mouse icon at the top left is your menu, at the bottom of the screen you have a panel which you can easily add and remove stuff from22:18
pleia2Now Xubuntu with Xfce itself differs from Ubuntu not just in environment,  it doesn't come with Open Office, instead it comes with lighter-weight "abiword" for word processing22:19
pleia2as I mentioned, this is one of the decisions the team makes during the release cycle22:19
pleia2It currently uses gmusicbrowser by default for music and parole for a video player22:19
pleia2It uses Thunar for a basic file manager, as seen here: http://people.ubuntu.com/~lyz/quantal/Screenshot6.png22:20
pleia2As you can see it's a pretty basic file manager, there are a bunch of wishlist items for expanding it but that work is done upstream (details at http://thunar.xfce.org/)22:20
pleia2Xfce uses the XFwm by default for the window manager, but this can be replaced if you have different preferences, some people like using compiz, for instance22:21
pleia2Just like Ubuntu, it comes with Firefox and Thunderbird for web and email clients22:21
pleia2The Xfce panels (at the top and bottom in the screenshot here: http://people.ubuntu.com/~lyz/quantal/Screenshot8.png) have their own items you can add, including pagers, sound control, weather applet22:22
pleia2One of my favorite things is that you can add multiple clocks :) I have three timezone clocks in my panel: http://people.ubuntu.com/~lyz/xubuntu/precise/pleia2_screenshot_03302012.png22:22
pleia2Most of what you'll find app-wise is that Xubuntu takes apps from elsewhere22:23
pleia2You can even run the Gnome and KDE services in the background so things launch more quickly even on Xfce22:23
pleia2For me, configurability and simplicity are what I love about it, before Xfce I used Enlightenment and fluxbox, both of which were also simple but at the time required a lot of manual editing of config files to configure, and I got bored with doing that ;)22:24
pleia2Xfce gives me simple + pretty configuration dialogs!22:24
pleia2Any questions?22:24
pleia2ok, people can ask questions whenever you would like, we'll also take them at the end of the class if there is time22:25
ClassBotPhillipscheli asked: Do Xface use pulseaudio?22:26
pleia2yes, Xubuntu uses pretty much all the underlying technologies that Ubuntu uses, including same kernel, pulseaudio, xorg22:27
pleia2ok, time to pass this off to amjjawad to talk about Lubuntu!22:27
amjjawadThanks a lot pleia2  :)22:28
amjjawadHello everyone, my name is Ali and my username is amjjawad - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/22:28
amjjawadI'm a member of Lubuntu since two years (almost) and I'm the team leader of Lubuntu Communications Team and Lubuntu Support Team. Also, an admin of all Lubuntu Social Networks: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ContactUs#Social_Networks22:29
amjjawadLubuntu is the lightweight for Ubuntu which is using LXDE as its native and default DE instead of Unity for Ubuntu. Lubuntu is a project started back in 2009 and got recognized as the official lightweight variant of Ubuntu in 201122:30
amjjawadBoth Lubuntu and Ubuntu share the same core system and repositories while they are different in the default DE and the default applications as well.22:31
amjjawadThe idea is to have a lightweight system that can breath a new life into your old machine instead of dust :) it can be installed and work on very old machines with very limited Hardware resources like CPU and RAM. I have tested it on very old machines. 256MB of RAM is acceptable.22:32
amjjawadLubuntu has started to gain more popularity by time. Some people did not like Unity so they moved to Lubuntu. Some other were seeking simplicity and speed which the the most two things that Lubuntu is having22:34
amjjawadI remember I have started with Lubutnu 10.04 and back then, Lubuntu was lacking lots of features. Today, Lubutnu has improved big time over the last few releases. The few active members of its team have done a huge job22:35
amjjawadMany were wondering why Lubuntu is not an LTS like Ubuntu? we got so many Qs and feedback about that. Forums, mailing list, etc. Well, as it is shown here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu#Lubuntu_12.04_is_not_an_LTS22:36
amjjawadLubuntu Team does not have enough man-power to maintain an LTS release. We do hope that in the future, we may get more developers :)22:39
amjjawadLubutnu is using Openbox as its default Windows Manager. PCManFM as its default File Manager. Chromium instead of Firefox and it has its own software center which is called: Lubuntu Software Center (LSC)22:40
amjjawadUnlike what many people may think, nowadays, Lubuntu is not only for old machines, it is for every machine :) those who seek a simple, stable and highly customizable  system, they find Lubuntu the right choice for them :)22:41
amjjawadThe best part is, you can install almost everything can be installed on Ubuntu. It does not come with Libre-Office  but you can install it from LXTerminal (Terminal in Ubuntu) or Synaptic - Yes, we still have Synaptic around :)22:43
amjjawadOur community is very dedicated, very helpful and friendly. We have a solid and great Wiki Area and one of the most important resources that I have created was the Lubuntu One Stop Thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=184475522:44
amjjawadWhich is now on the Wiki Area: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LubuntuLinks22:45
amjjawadThis great source of information helped lots of users whether they are new or current users or even advanced :)22:45
amjjawadWe are so much active when it comes to new projects: We have a project, similar to OMG Ubuntu but different and we called it: WOW Lubutnu: https://www.facebook.com/WOWLubuntu22:46
amjjawadNow, we have another new project, a sub-project from WOW Lubuntu actually which is called: Lubutnu 101 : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/CommunicationsTeam/Lubuntu10122:46
amjjawadThis project is for NEW users to Lubuntu, those who never tried it before and for those who just started. It will show them the way of HOWTO start using the system then educate them to use the Wiki Area and seek help on the official support channels like Forums, IRC, etc.22:47
ClassBotUnderControl asked: How does one contribute to another Ubuntu flavour like Xubuntu/Lubuntu/any other?22:48
amjjawadThere is a version for PPC, there is a version for 64bit and of course the default one is for 32bit. We are keen to keep the ISO below 700MB :)22:49
pleia2for Xubuntu we have a getting involved page that has some ways: http://xubuntu.org/contribute/22:49
pleia2or just join us on #xubuntu-devel or for one of our meetings :)22:49
amjjawadsame for Lubuntu: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved22:49
ClassBotThere are 10 minutes remaining in the current session.22:50
amjjawadAlso, just one more thing to finish with, we are everywhere from Facebook, to google+ to Twitter, youtube even Skype :)22:51
amjjawadwherever a user may go, he/she will find Lubuntu :D22:51
amjjawadI'm done so if anyone has any Q?22:51
pleia2ah yes, Xubuntu is on facebook, twitter, G+ and LinkedIn as well, can find all our links in the footer of xubuntu.org :)22:51
amjjawadThanks for reminding me :) this is a must bookmarked page IMHO: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ContactUs22:52
amjjawadAlso this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu which is the gate to everything else if i may say that22:53
pleia2https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu on the xubuntu side, that's where we keep all the contributor-focusing stuff (not user)22:53
pleia2our Strategy Document is one we're particularly proud of, keeps us on track throughout the cycle as we make decisions :) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument22:54
amjjawadAnd who knows? if I will have some time which I don't think I will :P I may join Xubuntu Team as well ;) hopefully one day :) in fact, my whole time is dedicated to Lubuntu and I shall be like that as long as it does exist :D22:55
pleia2I run Lubuntu on my PPC powerbook :)22:55
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amjjawadthat is great to know pleia2 :D22:56
amjjawadSo Qs anyone?22:56
pleia2thanks everyone :)23:00
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amjjawadThank you guys :)23:00
ClassBotLogs for this session will be available at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2013/02/09/%23ubuntu-classroom.html following the conclusion of the session.23:01
JoseeAntonioRSo, hello everyone, and welcome to our rountable!23:01
JoseeAntonioRI really hope you guys have enjoyed the User Days so far, we put lots of effort on it23:02
JoseeAntonioRjust to let you know, this session is not moderated, so everyone can talk here (#ubuntu-classroom) and in #ubuntu-classroom-chat23:02
JoseeAntonioRso, what do you guys think about User Days so far?23:04
amjjawadif I may comment, it is a great experience - I vote for re-doing it again :)23:04
UnderControlFrom what I've seen this morning, very well organized.23:05
JoseeAntonioRamjjawad: we'll surely do another one!23:05
amjjawadThat is great to know :D thanks!23:05
pleia2this is also a good opportunity to bring up any community topics you may be working on or interested in23:05
JoseeAntonioRfor those who are just joining us this year, this is an event that is done each release cycle, so we'll have more of these23:06
JoseeAntonioRyep, if you guys have any enquiry about the Ubuntu Community in general, or something in specific, we're here to answer23:06
amjjawadamen to that JoseeAntonioR :D23:06
JoseeAntonioRso, Ubuntu is built on a community structure, lots of people around the world help make a successful release and community23:09
JoseeAntonioRwe have people from north and south America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania23:10
JoseeAntonioRand we have different teams, where you can contribute up to your skills or knowledge!23:12
JoseeAntonioRfor example, this event has been organized by the Ubuntu Classroom team, which focuses on doing this kind of things and also standalone sessions to give people a chance to learn23:12
JoseeAntonioRwe also have a Development team, which helps to develop Ubuntu and related packages23:14
JoseeAntonioRwe have the News Team, which makes sure to get an issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter out of the door each week, and posts to the Fridge and others23:14
JoseeAntonioRwe have the Design team, who are people working in Artwork23:15
pleia2and interface design :)23:15
JoseeAntonioRand I can keep mentioning them, we have a super large list23:15
pleia2grantbow: you still about? care to talk about some of the work you're doing in California? :)23:17
pleia2guess not :)23:20
pleia2well let's see, I can talk about some of what I'm working on23:20
pleia2it's weekend time, which means I'm working on stitching together our latest release of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter23:20
pleia2we've collected most links we'll include and have sent the draft of the latest version to our summary writers so they can write summaries of the articles23:21
pleia2anyone can be a summary writer and we're always looking for volunteers :) this job and others are listed at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Join23:21
pleia2what else have I done this weekend... there are always little tasks around for projects, like writing team reports and rotating meeting logs23:23
pleia2so even when you just join a team, there are often little tasks like this that they throw out to new contributors to help :)23:24
pleia2anyone have any questions about contributing anywhere? :)23:26
pleia2Noskcaj: we're doing a community roundtable! care to talk about quality testing a little? :)23:27
pleia2give some links, mention what you work on23:27
pleia2of course you can always help with support as well :)23:29
pleia2answering questions you know the answer to in #ubuntu or on ubuntuforums.org or askubuntu.com23:29
pleia2http://www.ubuntu.com/community and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributeToUbuntu also have lots of lists of ways to contribute23:32
pleia2and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Teams is a list of some of the major teams within the project and their resources and contacts23:32
pleia2of course there are new ones popping up all the time, so it's hard to keep track of them all23:32
pleia2JoseeAntonioR mentioned we have contributors from all over the world, and we also have physical Ubuntu teams from all over the world23:34
pleia2http://loco.ubuntu.com/ is a nice resource for finding one near you23:34
pleia2well that's all the ideas I had :)23:41
JoseeAntonioRthat's for Local Communities, who help advocate Ubuntu all over the world23:46
JoseeAntonioRwe also have physical meetings twice a year, the Ubuntu Developer Summit (uds.ubuntu.com)23:46
JoseeAntonioRthere, we talk about all the ideas we have, all plans for the next release, and define some structure, maybe packages, and lots more23:47
JoseeAntonioRcontributors from all over the world fly to the UDS just to have a good experience, meet other contributors, bring ideas, discuss, and more23:47
JoseeAntonioRif you can hop over there, you'll be welcome to contribute with us23:48
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JoseeAntonioRso, any of you guys have any questions for us, we're happy to answer them23:51
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Noskcajpleia2, you pinged me?23:57

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