Chris Johnston announced Ubuntu User Days the other day and I hope a great many people are looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about Ubuntu through this event. As a member of the UCLP and Beginners Team I am happy to see project focus on educating the end user. This will be a fantastic on-line synchronous event for Ubuntu Users (no programming knowledge required) to learn more about the OS they are running or considering running.
I will be your instructor for Ubuntu Equivalent Programs; this session will cover a range of programs that you can use to get ‘stuff’ done with a focus on talking specific programs to replace the functionality of Microsoft Office, iPhoto, Photoshop, and other ‘basic’ programs. I will also provide links to two web sites that provide lists of ‘alternate programs’. It is important for people debating making the switch to know that several of the programs discussed will be cross platform so they can start running them prior to making ‘the switch’.
I mentioned the UCLP above (Ubuntu Community Learning Project) and want to mention that it is in the process of developing asynchronous courses as well. There are currently two that you can take:
- Power Publishing – Inkscape, GIMP, Scribus
- Introduction to Open Office 3
You can find these courses at our Moodle server. To sign-up for a course you will have to login (OpenID logins are accepted).