Ubuntu Desktop Course 8.04 available

I haven’t seen any news out there so I think it’s really useful to make you all know that a new Ubuntu Desktop Course has been released, it’s written on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, here’s some link you may like:

I can imagine what you’re thinking… Ubuntu 9.04 is already out, why this course is about 8.04? I actuallly don’t have an answer but having a course for a LTS is really important and anyway training structures cannot handle the effort of updating all the materials and instructors every 6 months, just my 2 cents.

Enjoy :-)

10 thoughts on “Ubuntu Desktop Course 8.04 available

  1. George

    Except of course that it is mostly completely useless as almost no one can use it. I wanted to use it at the University, bzzzt, commercial use sorry. No one can do training with it and get paid for the training time.

    Even if I wanted to train people privately in my house and ask them to cough up $25.00 a piece for my time, I couldn’t use this material.

    So in theory a great piece of work, in practice…well, you figure it out.

    Score -1 on this one.

  2. Zac

    Just a couple of days ago I just sent feedback that they should update their training course to do LTS releases. Wow that was quick. :)

  3. Fabrizio Balliano Post author

    @George: I think you can create a commercial face2face course based on this one, surely you can’t sell the printed course but that’s not the point. Did you ask the training team for that?

  4. denis

    I have tried to download the file but get nothing. I have very slow rural internet is that the problem?

  5. Captain Tux

    @George: Wow… how unappreciative are you? I mean, really?? Why don’t you create your own course material instead of leeching off of others’ work???

    @Fabrizio: Sorry, I won’t be quite as diplomatic… that’s just punkish, lazy, and selfish of George.

    Score: Who cares, Fabrizio wins!

    So, thank you George… great work!!

  6. Fabrizio Balliano Post author

    @denis: I tried to download both files now and all it’s working fine :-\

    @Captain Tux: actually I’ve to say that I partially agree with George, ’cause part of the meaning of this course is to create a bigger ubuntu audience. That could be achieved helping commercial face2face training companies… anyway i can get your point of view :-)

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  9. Randy

    I think you are mistaken about using the material in a course or lecture.
    UNder the creative commons license:
    “3. License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, Licensor hereby grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright) license to exercise the rights in the Work as stated below:
    c.to Distribute and Publicly Perform the Work including as incorporated in Collections;”

    Delivering the course to students is public performance.


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