The first Ubuntu 101 workshop was held this past Saturday, December 3 at IT-oLogy. To say it was a success would be an understatement. An initial seating limit of 20 had to be expanded, additional computers had to be brought in and 24 people eventually learned a lot more about the world’s third most popular operating system.
Jeremy Bicha led a very diverse group of attendees through an overview of the history of Ubuntu and the installation process. In addition, the feature set and distinctives of Ubuntu 11.10, the latest version of the free and open alternative to Windows and Mac OS X, were identified and discussed. Finally, Ubuntu 11.10 discs were given to anyone wanting a copy.
The Open IT Lab will present Part Two of this workshop over the next few weeks, which will target the advanced Ubuntu user. In addition, the Lab will continue to present workshops on the Open/Open Source topic in the weeks and months ahead.
For more information on ways to get involved with the Open IT Lab, contact Diedre Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Lab itself, go to www.Open-IT-Lab.com.
Todd Lewis is the Founder of the Open IT Lab at IT-oLogy. He also serves as Chair of POSSCON, one of the largest open source conferences on the east coast, and managing partner of Palmetto Computer Labs, an open source consulting company.