Ubuntu 101 – Installation & Overview this Thursday

By July 23, 2012 Grow IT, Teach IT

Just a reminder of the Ubuntu 101 – Installation & Overview workshop scheduled for this Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at IT-oLogy.  Please register ASAP as we are running out of space.  You can register by replying to this email and confirming your attendance.

Complete details are below and pizza and drinks will be served.  The workshop is FREE.

Also, feel free to bring your own machine or use one of ours if you simply want to learn the process.


This workshop will familiarize participants with Ubuntu Linux, a free and open alternative to Windows or Mac OS X, and the world’s third most popular home computer operating system. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours and see how easy Ubuntu is to install and use!

Participants will see a complete walkthrough of the installation procedure and will gain experience with key components of Ubuntu, including Ubuntu’s new Unity interface and the Software Center for installing any of the thousands of applications available with a single click. Attendees will get a hands-on guided tour of Ubuntu’s selection of high quality free software by exploring word processing applications, photo management tools, web browsers, and games. Finally, resources for obtaining support and assistance will complete the workshop.

This is the third time we’ve offered this workshop. As Ubuntu is the operating system on all of the lab computers, this workshop is part of the foundation to the rest of what we offer. Not only is Ubuntu great for home use, but itis a rising technology in the business world as well. Ubuntu is the #1 operating system in public clouds like Amazon’s EC2.

Attendees will learn:

  • Ubuntu overview; installation options and procedures; Unity interface; Software Center; multiple pre-installed applications; and resources for additional help.

Date:  Thursday, July 26

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm; Pizza and drinks served from 5:30 to 6:00

Location:  IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais Street, suite 200; Columbia, SC  29201
*IT-oLogy is located at the corner of Gervais and Sumter streets downtown.  This is tall brown high-rise and used to be the Wilbur Smith Building.  Suite 200 is the only suite on the second floor.

For more information:  Contact Todd Lewis at [email protected] or 803-240-1213

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